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Gem Diamonds Unearths 179ct. Rough

Nov 29, 2020 7:45 AM   By Rapaport News
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Gem Diamonds has recovered a 179-carat rough diamond from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

The miner found the high-quality, type I diamond on Thanksgiving Day, it said last week. The stone is the 16th diamond over 100 carats the company has found this year. Earlier this month, Gem Diamonds unearthed 104- and 111-carat specimens from the deposit.

The company has already found more diamonds over 100 carats this year than in 2019, when it reported 11 rough diamonds of that magnitude.

Letšeng also yielded a 14.09-carat, pink, type II diamond of high quality last week.

Image: The 179-carat rough diamond. (Gem Diamonds)
Tags: 179-carat rough, Gem Diamonds, Letšeng, Letšeng mine, Rapaport News
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