Australian diamond producer Lucapa Diamond Company Limited recovered an exceptional 101-carat white diamond from the Mothae kimberlite diamond mine in Lesotho.
The diamond was measured as D in colour, Type IIa and is the fourth 100-carat-plus diamond recovered from the southern lobe of the Mothae kimberlite pipe.
The recovery of this exceptional +100-carat stone reinforces the reputation of the Mothae resource, as one of the highest-quality kimberlite diamond mines in the world.
Lucapa Managing Director Stephen Wetherall said, “The recovery of this exceptional 101-carat diamond brings a positive end to 2020 for Mothae and its hard-working teams. Lucapa and the Government of Lesotho look forward to completing the capacity expansion already underway at Mothae and to producing many more exceptional diamonds from this resource.”
Caption: The 101-carat D-colour Type IIa white Mothae diamond.