Canada-based miner Lucara Diamond Corp. recovered a 470-carat top light brown clivage diamond from its wholly owned Karowe diamond mine in Botswana. The diamond, measuring 49x42x26mm, represents the third +300-carat diamond recovered here to date in 2021. Year to date, Karowe has produced 10 diamonds greater than 100 carats including 6 diamonds greater than 200 carats, including the 341-carat and 378-carat top white diamonds recovered in January 2021.
Eira Thomas, CEO, commented: “The benefits of a South Lobe dominated mine-plan continue to be realised in 2021 and underpins our confidence in the ever-improving Karowe resource as we mine deeper in the open pit to 2026 and move into underground mining out to at least 2040. Both main rock types from the South Lobe continue to deliver large, high value diamonds, including 6 diamonds greater than 200 carats in the first five months of this year alone.”