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Gem Diamonds Unearths 140ct. Rough

Jul 16, 2019 7:54 AM   By Rapaport News
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Gem Diamonds has recovered a white diamond weighing 140 carats, the second over 100 carats it has reported this year.

It found the high-quality stone on July 6 at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the company said Monday. In March, it found a 161-carat white diamond at the deposit.

The miner recently recovered two yellow diamonds from Letšeng weighing more than 100 carats. It retrieved a 134-carat stone  in March, and another weighing 135-carats last month.

So far this year, Gem Diamonds has recovered four diamonds over 100 carats. In 2018, it unearthed a total of 15.

Image: The 140-carat diamond. (Gem Diamonds)
Tags: 140ct., Gem Diamonds, Letšeng, Letšeng mine, Rapaport News
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