Canadian miner Lucara Diamond Corp. recovered a 393.5-carat top white Type IIa gem quality diamond from its fully owned Karowe diamond mine in Botswana.
This makes it the 7th diamond greater than 300 carats to be recovered at Karowe in the year to date and the third gem quality +300-carat produced from the M/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe in 2021, along with the 341-carat (14th January, 2021) and 378-carat (26th January, 2021) top white gems recovered this year.
During the same production month a 156.2-carat top white gem quality diamond was also recovered from processing of M/PK(S) material.
Eira Thomas, CEO, said: “This recent recovery continues to demonstrate the strong and consistent resource performance of the South Lobe. The 393-carat and 156-carat diamonds add to the collection of significant diamond recoveries in 2021, as Lucara looks to ramp up construction activities for the proposed underground expansion at Karowe.”