239 Carat Diamond Recovered in Botswana



A 239.2 ct. rough diamond has been recovered from the Karowe mine in Botswana.

William Lamb, president and CEO of mine owner Lucara Diamond, tells JCK: “The color is good, but because of the surface texture, it is difficult to say on the clarity.”

The company also recovered two more large stones in the concession, one weighing 124 cts. and the other weighing 71.1 cts. All the diamonds will be sent to Antwerp and sold later this year.

The same Botswana concession made headlines last year when Lucara unearthed a 9 ct. blue stone. It was later sold for $4.5 million.

JCK News Director