Australian mining company Lucapa has unearthed a 150 carat D color Type IIa rough diamond at their Lulo alluvial mine in Angola. Last year five rough crystals over 100 carats were recovered from the Lulo deposit, including crystals weighing 113, 131 and 160 carats in September alone.
36 stones over 100 carats since 2015
This is the first rough crystal above 100 carats recovered at Lulo this year. It is the fifth to come from that section of the mining area and the 36th crystal over 100 carats the mine has produced since operations began there in January, 2015, including the 170.20 carat Lulo Rose which was named for the mine. The largest pink diamond found in the last 300 years, the it sold at tender last November for an undisclosed sum.
Lucapa also operates the Mothae mine, located in the diamond-rich country of Lesotho.