Lucapa Diamond Company and its partners, Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P. and Rosas & Petalas, have recovered the 23rd +100 carat diamond by Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo from the Lulo alluvial diamond mine in Angola.
The 144 carat Type IIa D-colour diamond was recovered from Mining Block 08 (MB08), is the sixth +100 carat diamond recovered in 2021 so far and 23rd +100 carat stone recovered at Lulo since exploration and mining operations began.
Lucapa MD, Stephen Wetherall, commented:
“Including the first +100 carat recovery from MB46 as 2020 ended, SML has now recovered seven +100 carat diamonds in a little over three months. With these +100 carat recoveries and the two Special pink diamonds in inventory, SML is well positioned to achieve record diamond revenues for the first half of 2021.”