Diamcor recovered an octahedron, 91.65 carat gem quality diamond at the Krone-Endora, Venetia project. This is the first gem quality diamond over 10.8 carats recovered at the project.
“We are very pleased
with the recovery of a diamond of this size and quality, which again
confirms the potential of the project to produce large quality
diamonds”, said Dean Taylor, Diamcor's president and CEO. Taylor noted
that the diamond's near perfect octahedron shape is extremely rare and
not typically seen in diamonds of this size.
The company is currently assessing the diamond's color and quality through an independent expert.
Diamcor acquired the Krone-Endora at Venetia project from De Beers Consolidated Mines in February 2011.
company further reported that it installed a final crushing circuit at
the main plant to effectively increase the processing of larger size
material. The company expects to advance the testing and processing of
all material up to 45 millimeters in size in the near future.