Lucara Diamond Corporation has recovered 13 diamonds since April 1 that were larger than 100 carats, while two even exceeded 200 carats in size. Eight rough diamonds were classified as gem-quality, with the largest at 259 carats, two at 153 carats and one at 133 carats.
the beginning of the second quarter, Lucara's Karowe diamond mine in
Botswana has produced 239 diamonds larger than 10.80 carats, including
27 diamonds within the 50-carat and 100-carat range.
is planning to host an exceptional stone tender on July 18, with client
viewing being scheduled both in Antwerp and in Gaborone. The company is
in the process of selecting stones for this tender and it expects to
publish details of the offering shortly.
William Lamb, the
president of Lucara, said, “The ongoing recovery of these large and
exceptional white diamonds continues to drive increased value for Lucara
and its shareholders and has established the Karowe mine as a rare
source of truly exceptional diamonds. The ongoing recovery of such
stones is encouraging for a potential third exceptional stone tender
during the fourth quarter of 2014."