Lucapa Announces 68-Ct Diamond Find From Trial Mining Operation at Lulo Mine

The Lucapa Diamond Company has announced yet another discovery of an exceptional diamond.

This time, it is a 68.1 carat Type IIa D color diamond from a trial mining exercise at a new area at its Lulo operation in Angola.

The gem was one of eight special diamonds recovered during a trial mining operation at the E46 alluvial terraces, around 10 km upstream from the alluvial Mining Block 8 and 6, from which Lucapa has been producing large diamonds, the mining firm said.

"The latest special recoveries in the middle of the Lulo mining license increase management's confidence that large valuable diamonds should continue to be found along the 51km stretch of the Cacuilo river," Lucapa said in a statement.