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Pink diamond and gold ingot celebrates Argyle underground mine

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Rio Tinto Diamonds and the Perth Mint have created 168 one-ounce pink gold ingots set with pink diamonds to commemorate the opening of the Argyle underground mine.

Rio Tinto is commemorating the opening of the Argyle underground mine with a limited-edition pink gold ingot hand-set with pink diamonds.

Only 168 one-ounce ingots will be produced by the Perth Mint.

“We are delighted to partner with the Perth Mint on the exclusive release of this distinctive investment piece,” said Kim Truter, managing director of the Argyle Diamond Mine. “It is a beautiful symbol of the unique Argyle story and the recent milestone commencement of underground mining.”

Argyle’s pink diamonds were formed more than a billion years ago below the Earth’s surface under the ancient boab trees in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia. A boab tree engraved on the ingot symbolizes their origin. Each ingot—which is valued at $4880—is individually numbered and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

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