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Lesotho diamond industry sparkle continue

British junior miner Gem Diamonds has announced recovery of high quality 202 carat diamond in Lesotho.

According to the company the D colour Type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho is the seventh diamond of over 100 carats to be recovered to date in 2017 from Letšeng.

Letseng is the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.

Last Sepetmber, Gem Diamonds recovered a high quality 115 carat, D colour Type IIa diamond from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

The discovery came on the heels of unearthing other five diamonds of over 100 carats so far in 2017 from Letšeng.

Lesotho is emerging as one of Africa’s significant new diamond producers, hosting Gem Diamonds’ Letseng Mine, Firestone’s Liqhobong Mine and Namakwa Diamonds’ Kao Mine.

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