Lucara Diamond Corp., based in Vancouver, announced the recovery of a 692.3-carat diamond from its Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana. The diamond, measuring 46.5 x 40.7 x 28.4 mm, is a Type IIa high white stone obtained in the MDR XRT unit at Karowe from direct milling of ore taken from the South Lobe’s EM/PK(S) unit.
The 692.3-carat diamond is the fourth +300-carat diamond recovered this year, following the recovery of a 1,080-carat Type IIa white stone earlier in August.
“The successful track record of delivering some of the world’s largest diamonds continues with the recent recovery of a 692.3-carat diamond,” said William Lamb, CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp. This is the 20th diamond larger than 100 carats recovered at Karowe in 2023. The recovery of big diamonds from the South Lobe’s EM/PK(S) lithology confirms our predictions for the underground project, in which the majority of material mined will be this phase of kimberlite during the first years of subterranean production.”