Lucara Diamond is having an exceptional month.
The Vancouver mining company recovered a 9.74-carat blue diamond and a 4.13-carat pink diamond from its Karowe Mine in Botswana. Both fancy coloured stones are gem quality.
“Lucara is extremely pleased with the recovery of these rare, sizeable, fancy coloured diamonds, which have the potential to contribute meaningful value to our regular production of large, high value Type IIa diamonds,” says Eira Thomas, CEO. “We look forward to offering these diamonds in our fourth quarter tender to be held in December 2019.”
The finding follows last week’s discovery of a 123-carat, gem-quality top white diamond, which was unearthed at the same site.
Lucara recovered its first blue diamond from Karowe in 2012. Dubbed ‘Aven Blue,’ the 9.46-carat stone ultimately sold for US$477,000 per carat.