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Gem Diamonds: Second +100-Carat Gem Found in Less Than a Week

by Madonna

Gem Diamonds has recovered two diamonds weighing over 100 carats each in less than a week at its Letseng mine in Lesotho.

The latest find is a 172.06-carat Type II white diamond. This marks the seventh diamond over 100 carats found this year, compared to five such diamonds found in the entire year of 2023.

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Letseng, which is 70% owned by Gem Diamonds and 30% by the Lesotho government, is the world’s highest dollar-per-carat kimberlite diamond mine.

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On May 28, UK-based Gem Diamonds announced the recovery of a 212.49-carat Type II white diamond. Just five days later, on June 2, the 172.06-carat stone was discovered.

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In April, the company reported finding diamonds weighing 118.7 carats and 169.15 carats within two weeks of each other. The largest diamond recovered this year so far was a 295-carat stone found in January.

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