LARGEST DIAMOND…. New record, @ the books of ANGOLA
Since the date Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered 404.2-carat diamond from its alluvial mining at Mining Block 8, Angola is enjoying its name in the 'diamond record' history. The company officials stated that the diamond is graded as type-IIa, top-tier and a GIA grade diamond on a scale of D (colorless).
An Australian Diamond Company, Lucapa reveals the recovery of the largest diamond from its project in the African nation. The largest recorded diamond that is set up in Angola weighs around 404.2-carat and is marked as type-IIa, a top level D-color diamond according to GIA color grade. Angola is enjoying its name in the record diamond history since when Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered this largest gem from its alluvial mining at Mining Block 8. In the statement stated on February 15 the company, Lucapa that is too listed on the Australian Securities Exchange asserted that the diamond is the biggest ever to be given away by an Australian company as well as the 4th diamond that weighs more than 100Ct. to be extracted from Lulo to date. According to the sources, the Mining Block 8 that started in 2015 in the month of August has birthed more than 60 ‘large diamonds’. Previously the largest diamond recovered from Lulo was approx 133.4 carat. The earlier Angolan records show the recovery of 217.4-carat Angolan Star diamond from the Luarica mine in the year 2007. Lucapa Diamond Company controls the operations of the Lulo as well as holds the 40% interest in the mining operations of the alluvial diamond. The national diamond company of Angola, Endiama E.P. holds 32% interest while Rosas & Pétala, a local private partner has 28%. The chairperson of Endiama E.P., Antonio Carlos Sumbula proclaims that the Lulo diamond field sets an instance of what the company would like to showcase to promote international investment in Angola’s diamond mining industry.