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Lucapa finds another massive diamond in the rough

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Another sizeable diamond has been discovered at a mine in Angola.

The 95.45 carat diamond was recovered from Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulo mine.

It is the second largest stone to be found at the site, with a 131.4 carat diamond uncovered in 2012.

Both Type 2A stones, the diamonds are among the world’s rarest category of diamonds.

The latest find has an irregular equant shape and measures 24x20x16mm.

Lucapa’s managing director Miles Kennedy said he’s delighted exploration efforts at the site continue to yield gems of such size and rarity.

“It is remarkable that we are continuing to find diamonds of this size and value in such relatively small bulk samples at Lulo,” Kennedy said.

He explained the recent commissioning of a new DMS diamond plant has enabled the company to ramp up its recovery operations.

“We go into 2014 with even greater confidence in our search for the kimberlite pipe or pipes which are shedding these fabulous diamonds,” Kennedy said.

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