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Letšeng Yields Second Rough over 100ct. This Year

Jun 2, 2022 5:34 AM   By Rapaport News
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Gem Diamonds has recovered a 125-carat rough from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, its second stone over 100 carats this year.

The high-quality, white diamond was unearthed at the site on May 31, Gem Diamonds said Thursday. The discovery comes hot on the heels of a high-value, 129-carat rough the miner found the week before.

The recovery of the two stones follows a long period of sluggishness in the miner’s retrieval of diamonds over 100 carats. The company is known for its high-value goods.

Last year, Gem Diamonds unearthed six stones over 100 carats from Letšeng, compared to 16 in 2020.

Image: The 125-carat rough. (Gem Diamonds)
Tags: diamonds, Gem Diamonds, Lesotho, Letšeng, Letšeng mine, Rapaport News
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