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204 carat Diamond Unearthed in Lesotho

Lucapa Diamond Company has just recovered a 204 carat rough diamond from its Mothae mine in Lesotho. This 204 carat white stone is the eighth 100+ carat diamond and the third 200+ carat to be recovered since mining commenced in January 2019.

Mothae rough diamond
Photo credit: Lucapa

Lucapa will sell the stone to Safdico, owned by Graff, per an agreement the reached last year. That deal also encompasses up to 60% of production from Lucapa’s Lulo mine in Angola. According to Lucapa:

The large, high-value diamonds produced from these two niche African diamond mines attract some of the highest prices per carat for rough diamonds globally.

Previously, a 215 carat, type IIa D color diamond was unearthed in February 2021 and a 220 carat diamond of lower quality was extracted in November 2019.

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