Africa Mining: Gem Diamonds recovers two large diamonds at Letšeng

The Letšeng Legacy, discovered in 2007, is currently ranked as one of the largest rough white diamonds ever recovered. The 493-carat rock was sold at an auction in Antwerp for US$10.4 million in November that year. (Image courtesy of Gem Diamonds.)

LSE-listed Gem Diamonds has recovered two large high-quality D-colour, type IIa diamonds from its 70%-owned Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

The recovered diamonds include a 117 ct and a 110 ct diamond. Letšeng is the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. (

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