Lucapa Diamond Company announced the recovery of a 131-carat white Type IIa diamond at the Lulo diamond mine in Angola.
The 131-carat stone is the company’s 29th +100-carat diamond ever recovered and the 4th +100-carat diamond recovered at Lulo in 2022.
Diamantino Azevedo, the Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, said, “Angola has proven, yet again, its enormous diamond potential. I am absolutely convinced that with discoveries of this nature we will be, in the near future, among the biggest diamond producers in the world. Companies can always count on the ministry’s full institutional support to ensure the proper performance of their operations.”
José Manuel Ganga Júnior, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Endiama E.P., commented, “The discovery of another large and high-quality diamond demonstrates the quality of the partnership between Endiama, Rosas & Petalas and Lucapa Diamond. We remain confident in this partnership and reiterate that we will do all we can to ensure that similar results are multiplied.”
Stephen Wetherall, Managing Director, said, “We are extremely pleased with the recovery of another spectacular +100-carat Type IIa diamond at Lulo, which continues to illustrate the success of our long partnership with Endiama and Rosas & Petalas, the unique nature of the Lulo resource and the potential of the primary source exploration program.”