A 78 ct white diamond has been recovered from the Mothae diamond mine, in Lesotho.
ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company on Monday reported that the large diamond was recovered through the new 1.1-million-tonne-a-year treatment plant, where commercial production was declared earlier this month.
“We are extremely delighted to have started our commercial diamond recoveries at Mothae on such a successful and positive note with the recovery of this 78 ct white diamond,” said Lucapa MD Stephen Wetherall.
“Recovering such a diamond this early confirms our confidence in Mothae as a large diamond source.”
A second operating shift has now started at the Mothae plant as part of