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One of the largest diamonds ever found in Botswana

IANS  |  Gaborone (Botswana) 

One of the world's largest diamonds weighing a whopping 1,758 carats has been found in Botswana, a company said.

A Canadian company running the Karowe mine in central east said the retrieved stone was one of the largest diamonds ever to have been unearthed and the largest ever in the southern African nation, reports

The huge that was retrieved on Thursday weighed nearly 352 grams and measured 83mm x 62mm x 46mm.

"Lucara's technologically advanced, XRT recovery circuit has once again delivered historic results," said Eira Thomas, Lucara's

According to Lucara, since the new was established, some 12 diamonds exceeding 300 carats have been sourced. This includes two stones that weighed over 1,000 carats.

owns 100 percent of the Karowe mine and is a of large exceptional quality Type IIa diamonds, the company said in a statement.

is the world's of high quality diamonds --IANS

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First Published: Fri, April 26 2019. 18:06 IST
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