In addition to this latest recovery, a diamond weighing 103 carats, Lucapa has also recovered an 83 carat stone.
Both were recovered from Mining Block 8. The 103 carat light brown stone and 83 carat Type IIa stone continue to evidence the special nature and potential of the Lulo resource.
Lulo is building a reputation for recovering large diamonds – the largest being the Angolan record 404 carat 4th February stone which sold for US$16 million in 2016.
The latest large stone recoveries follow the recovery in November 2017 of two exceptional Type IIa D-colour gems weighing 129 carats and 78 carats.
In February 2017, Lucapa confirmed the recovery of a high-quality 227 carat stone, the second largest diamond recovered to date at Lulo.
They were recovered using Lucapa’s XRT large diamond recovery circuit.