The Monitor :: Lucara Recovers 472 Carat Diamond
Banners
Banners
Banners
Banners
Last Updated
Wednesday 14 November 2018, 15:56 pm.
Banners
Lucara Recovers 472 Carat Diamond

Lucara Diamond Company has recovered a 472 carat, top light brown gem diamond that is the third largest ever from its 100% owned Karowe Diamond Mine.
By Pauline Dikuelo Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:46 pm (GMT +2)
The Monitor :: Lucara Recovers 472 Carat Diamond








The new discovery follows the world’s second largest gem quality diamond found at the same mine two years ago. The 1,111-carat stone was recovered from its Karowe mine, about 500 km north of the capital, Gaborone. The stone is also the sixth largest gem quality diamonds ever mined.

According to the Global Mining Observer, Lucara Diamond Company insured the 1,109 carat diamond for $120 million (P1.3 billion)

Lucara says two other “exceptional” white diamonds - an 813 and 374-carat stones respectively  - were also found at the Karowe mine.

According to CEO, Eira Thomas, this year at Karowe, they focused on the high value south lobe, which consistently delivers large high quality diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats in size.

“The 472 carat is the third largest diamond ever recovered from the mine and would be sold alongside other exceptional stones recovered since the beginning of the year as part of the first exceptional stone tender later in

Banners

2018,” he said.

The just completed first regular stone tender would be reported as part of the first quarter results in May this year.

In the first quarter of trading, the diamond company made 218 specials of 10.8 carats diamonds with four stones greater than 100 carats each.

In addition, the CEO said that Lucara continues to focus on maximising value at Karowe where a pre-feasibility study assessing the potential for going underground and extending mine-life from 2026 to 2036 is well underway and progressing on schedule for completion towards year end.

In February 2018, Lucara also announced the acquisition of Clara, a secure, digital, rough diamond sales platform that combines propriety analytics with existing cloud and block-chain technologies to modernise the current diamond supply chain.

“Commercialisation work has since commenced under a budget of approximately $2 million and it’s tracking on schedule for implementation using diamonds from Karowe beginning in August this year,” he said.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Banners
Banners
Banners


Business
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 18:00 pm
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:46 pm
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 12:43 pm
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:21 pm
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 16:08 pm
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 15:43 pm
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 18:00 pm
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:37 pm
Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:37 pm
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 18:00 pm
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 13:07 pm
Mon 19 Mar 2018, 13:05 pm
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:22 pm
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:18 pm
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:18 pm
Mon 12 Mar 2018, 18:13 pm
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:57 pm
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:56 pm
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:53 pm
Mon 05 Mar 2018, 17:49 pm
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:15 pm
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:08 pm
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:06 pm
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:02 pm
Mon 26 Feb 2018, 16:00 pm
Banners
Banners
Subscribe to our Newsletter
have a story? Send us a Tip
Banners
  • Previous
    Halloween
    Next
    Masa Centre
    ::: Wednesday 07 Nov - Thursday 15 Nov :::
    Halloween
    Peppermint
    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
    Nobody's Fool
    Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • Previous
    Peppermint
    Next
    Riverwalk
    ::: Wednesday 07 Nov - Thursday 15 Nov :::
    Peppermint
    Halloween
    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
    Nobody's Fool
  • Previous
    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
    Next
    Gamecity
    ::: Wednesday 07 Nov - Thursday 15 Nov :::
    The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
    Halloween
    Peppermint
    Nobody's Fool
    Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
    Venom
Selefu
Mugabe
Banners
Banners
istanbul escort