Africa Mining: Lucapa recovers 78 ct diamond in Lesotho

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 Lucapa’s progressive ramp-up to the nameplate capacity at the plant.source: miningweekly

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