Australian miner Lucapa Diamond Company Limited announced the recovery of a 215-carat diamond from the Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho.
The 215-carat stone is the largest Type IIa D-colour white diamond, the second +200 carat diamond and the fifth +100 carat diamond recovered at Mothae since commercial diamond mining operations commenced in 2019.
This diamond follows the recovery of an exceptional 101-carat diamond in December 2020.
Lucapa Managing Director Stephen Wetherall said, “The continued recovery of large diamonds at Mothae validates the recent investment decision to expand capacity at the mine. Lucapa has now produced 23 +100 carat diamonds, four of which are greater than 200 carats (across the two mines) and we, together with the Government of Lesotho as mine partner in Lesotho and Endiama and Rosas & Petalas as mine partners in Angola, look forward to many more such exceptional mining recoveries.”