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The second largest diamond ever found in Africa

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Lucara Diamond Corp. said it has discovered the world's second-largest diamond in Botswana. Lucara discovered the 1,111-carat gem quality stone at its Karowe mine.

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The stone measures 65mm x 56mm x 40mm in size and is the largest ever to be recovered in Botswana.

The biggest diamond ever to be discovered is the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond, which was found in South Africa in 1905.

"The significance of the recovery of a gem quality stone larger than 1,000 carats, the largest for more than a century and the continued recovery of high quality stones from the south lobe, cannot be overstated," said William Lamb, CEO Lucara Diamond.


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