Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 257 ct. rough diamond from its Karowe Mine in Botswana.
The diamond, described in a company statement as “beautiful and clear,” will be sold on tender in the fourth quarter of this year. At press time, Lucara had not responded to inquires about color and clarity.
So far this year, the Karowe concession has recovered 14 stones larger than 100 carats, including a 239 ct. piece of rough in March.
The same Botswana concession made headlines last year when it unearthed a 9 ct. blue stone.