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Lulo returns to fruition: diamond weighing more than 230 carats discovered

The Lulo mine, in the province of Lunda Norte, is once again bearing fruit. This time, a 235-carat diamond was discovered, the second largest to be recovered in this mine, reported the Lucapa Diamond Company.


In a statement, to which VerAngola had access, the company states that the stone is a type IIa diamond. "Lucapa Diamond Company Limited together with its partners Endiama and Rosas & Petalas are pleased to announce the recovery of a 235-carat Type IIa diamond, the second largest ever recovered in Lulo", the note reads.

This 235-carat diamond, whose discovery comes after a 208-carat stone was recovered from Lulo last week, is the 40th stone weighing more than 100 carats and the fourth stone weighing more than 200 carats to be recovered from Lulo.

"The 235-carat stone is the 40th diamond weighing more than 100 carats and the 4th diamond weighing more than 200 carats to be recovered from the mine," the statement said.

According to Lucapa, the 235-carat stone "was recovered from mining block 550".

Quoted in the statement, Nick Selby, managing director of Lucapa Diamonds, said that the Lulo mine "continues to demonstrate that it is a prolific producer of large diamonds".

"Discovering three diamonds weighing more than 100 carats – two weighing more than 200 carats in such a short space of time in different areas of the concession, makes us more determined to find the primary source, dedicating even more resources to the exploration program", he added.


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