Lucapa Recovers 74.5-carat, Type IIa, D-color Diamond at Lulo

- October 19th, 2015

Lucapa Diamond Company Ltd. (ASX:LOM) announced that it recovered another 14 “special” diamonds during ongoing mining and treatment at Mining Block 8, located at its Angola-based Lulo diamond project.

Lucapa Diamond Company Ltd. (ASX:LOM) announced that it recovered another 14 “special” diamonds during ongoing mining and treatment at Mining Block 8, located at its Angola-based Lulo diamond project.
“Special” diamonds are those greater than 10.8 carats.
As quoted in the press release:

The 14 new special diamonds recovered since the last ASX update on 28 September 2015 include a 74.5 carat diamond, which is the fourth biggest diamond recovered to date by Lucapa and its Lulo partners.
The 74.5 carat diamond has been tested on a Yehuda colorimeter and confirmed as Type IIa D-colour stone.
The other new specials recovered from Mining Block 8 since the 28 September 2015 ASX update include diamonds weighing 43.4 carats, 40.4 carats, 38.6 carats, 29.6 carats, 21.5 carats, 19.2 carats, 17.9 carats, 17.8 carats, 17.7 carats, 17.5 carats and 11.8 carats.
The latest recoveries bring to 45 the total number of special diamonds recovered from Mining Block 8 since alluvial diamond mining commenced in this area on 10 August 2015. In addition, another two specials — including a 131.4 carat D-colour Type IIa gem — were previously recovered from this area during preliminary bulk sampling in 2012.

Click here to read the full Lucapa Diamond Company Ltd. (ASX:LOM) press release.

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