MOSCOW, 11 February. In Yakutia have found a diamond weighing carats 121,96. It was recovered from a kimberlite from the jubilee pipe Aikhal mining and processing complex (GOK) in the Mirny district, reported the press service of ALROSA.
The second largest diamond in the world’s history mined in Botswana
Diamond shaped octahedron was a gem quality, clear and yellow, with small inclusions of olivine and graphite-sulphides in the peripheral zone. The size of the crystal 31,28 x x 30,00 28,57 mm, according to a press release from the company.
“The cost can be measured in the neighborhood of $1.5 million,” – said the expert of branch analytical Agency Rough and Polished Sergey Goryainov.
In 2015 at the jubilee pipe was found a few crystals weighing from 50 to 138 carats. Among them is the diamond carat weight 76,07, which has the name of “70 years of Victory in the great Patriotic war”.
Meanwhile, it is far not the largest finds in history.
At auction in new York for $22.1 million sold colorless diamond of flawless 100 carat
So, in November 2015 in Botswana has been found the largest in the world in the last hundred years 1111 diamond in carats. He discovered the mine of the canadian company Lucara Diamond Corporation. From an open cut in Carova on the surface were raised several large diamonds, including one weighing 813 carats.
Still the title of the biggest diamond in history, holds the famous “Cullinan” weighing 3,106 carats (621 grams), mined in 1905 in South Africa. Diamonds are made out of it, decorate the crown and sceptre of the British monarch.