Lucapa Diamond Company finds large diamond in Angola

22 April 2015

Australia’s Lucapa Diamond Company found a 63.05 carat (12.61 grams) diamond in the Lulo mining concession in Angola, the company said in a statement recently.

Lucapa Diamond said the diamond was the largest found since the company and its partners began prospecting operations of alluvial diamonds in the concession in January 2015.

“This discovery highlights the potential for the extraction of large diamonds in this mine which may exceed the production of Sociedade Mineira de Catoca,” the statement said.

The Lucapa Diamond Company’s partners in this project are Angolan companies Endiama and private group Rosas & Pétalas.

The Lulo concession lies 150 kilometres from the Catoca diamond mine, which has the largest kimberlite in Angola and the fourth largest in the world, and both are located in the same geological area. (macauhub/MZ)