ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a top-colour 55 carat diamond from its new 1.1 Mtpa Mothae kimberlite plant in Lesotho.
The 55 carat stone is the fifth +50 carat diamond recovered to date from the new Mothae mine, where commercial production commenced in January 2019 following the successful commissioning and ramp-up phases for the new plant and an earlier bulk sampling campaign.
In March Lucapa announced its previous +50 carat stone recovery from Mothae of an 83.9 carat diamond. Click here to read more about this find. Prior to this it also uncovered a 78 carat diamond in December last year. Click here to read more about this find.
Lucapa looks forward to updating the market on the first quarter of commercial operations from the new Mothae mine as part of its upcoming quarterly activities report for the March 2019 quarter.