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Diamonds in the rough

The annual Investing in African Mining Indaba conference took place on February 8-11 in Cape Town, South Africa. One of the many announcements made at the conference was the official title of Lucara Diamond Corp’s 1,111-carat gem-quality Type IIa diamond, the recovery of which in Botswana was heralded in November 2015

Lucara Diamond Corp’s 1,111-carat gem-quality Type IIa diamond was discovered in November 2015

Lucara Diamond Corp’s 1,111-carat gem-quality Type IIa diamond was discovered in November 2015

Lucara ran a naming contest for the diamond, inviting entrants to submit their suggested name and their rationale for their choice. Open only to citizens of Botswana, including the company's Batswana employees,...

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