69th Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra65168280812197 Tamil Nadu2024611313157 Delhi173877846398 Gujarat1635692321007 Rajasthan83654855184 Madhya Pradesh78914444343 Uttar Pradesh77014651213 West Bengal48131775302 Andhra Pradesh3461228960 Bihar3359120915 Karnataka292299749 Telangana2499141277 Jammu and Kashmir234190828 Punjab2197194942 Odisha17239779 Haryana172194019 Kerala120957510 Assam9361044 Uttarakhand493794 Jharkhand4621914 Chhatisgarh4471021 Chandigarh2891994 Tripura2711720 Himachal Pradesh223634 Goa70420 Manipur6060 Puducherry57230 Nagaland3600 Meghalaya27121 Arunachal Pradesh310 Mizoram110 Sikkim100
Lifestyle Viral and Trending 30 Jun 2018 Massive 89-carat yel ...

Massive 89-carat yellow diamond worth £10 million recovered in Africa

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jun 30, 2018, 3:59 pm IST
Updated Jun 30, 2018, 3:59 pm IST
The mega diamond is owned partly by Lucapa (70 per cent) while the Lesotho government has ownership of the remainder.
The stunner was unearthed by mining firm Lucapa in an area that is relatively unexplored. (Representational Photo: Pixabay)
 The stunner was unearthed by mining firm Lucapa in an area that is relatively unexplored. (Representational Photo: Pixabay)

Diamond searchers recovered a massive £10 million diamond in Africa.

The 89-carat yellow diamond was recovered from Lesotho’s Mothae mine.

 

The stunner was unearthed by mining firm Lucapa in an area that is relatively unexplored.

Stephen Wetherall, boss of the firm said to the Sun, “Having recently recovered a 25-carat yellow diamond from the previously untested neck zone, we are tremendously encouraged that this 89-carat diamond was recovered from the south-east zone.

“This is an area of the Mothae kimberlite pipe where there’s been very limited historical testing.”

The mega diamond is owned partly by Lucapa (70 per cent) while the Lesotho government has ownership of the remainder.

South Africa is quite literally a diamond mine and Sir Thomas Cullinan found the largest rough diamond, of a total of 3,106-carats, in 1905. 

Two stones were made from it, and are now part of the British Crown Jewels.

Lesotho declared independence from the UK in 1966.

...




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT