Mothae recovers 64 carat type IIA diamond
Lucapa Diamond and the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho by providing an update on recent diamond recoveries from the high-value Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho said, “The latest recoveries include a top-quality 64 carat D-colour Type IIa gem.”
The 64 carat diamond is the 12th +50 carat diamond recovered from Mothae since commercial production commenced in January 2019 and further underlines Mothae’s status as a source of large and premium-value diamonds.
Other significant recoveries include a 0.3 carat blue gem, proving Mothae also hosts rare Type IIb diamonds, which account for less than 0.1% of global diamond production.
Lucapa is a growing diamond company with high-value mines in Angola (Lulo) and Lesotho (Mothae). The Lulo alluvial mine and Mothae kimberlite mine both produce large and high-value diamonds, with >75% of revenues generated from the recovery of +4.8 carat stones.
Lulo has produced 14 +100 carat diamonds to date and is one of the highest average US$ per carat alluvial diamond producers in the world. Lucapa and its Project Lulo partners have also received highly-encouraging results from their search to discover the primary hard-rock source of the high value Lulo alluvial diamonds.