MOSCOW, November 19. Company Lucara Diamond Corp., mining diamonds in Botswana, has produced gem-quality diamond weighing carats 1111, which is the second largest in the history of the world production. This is stated in the message Lucara Diamond.
ALROSA mined diamond weighing 235 carats estimated cost of up to $ 2 million
The crystal, which is approximately 65 mm to 56 mm and 40 mm, was produced in the southern part of the Karowe mine. The stone is the largest ever produced in Botswana, the report says.
Diamonds of such a large size is not mined in the world for more than 100 years, said Lucara.
The largest diamond in the world – the “Cullinan” or “Star of Africa” – was found in 1905 at the mine Premier Mine in South Africa. The mass of crystals was 3,106 carats (621 grams), sizes mm. Hg the Diamond was named after the mine owner Thomas Cullinan.
10 km from the Karowe mine, the Orapa mine is conducting exploration for diamonds joint venture of the Russian company ALROSA and Botswana Diamonds.