Rio Tinto plc (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) has unveiled one of the largest diamonds ever found in Canada. Known as the Diavik Foxfire, the 187.7-carat diamond was discovered at the Northwest Territories-based Diavik diamond mine.

Rio Tinto plc (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) has unveiled one of the largest diamonds ever found in Canada. Known as the Diavik Foxfire, the 187.7-carat diamond was discovered at the Northwest Territories-based Diavik diamond mine.
As quoted in the press release:

The Diavik Foxfire diamond was showcased during an exclusive preview at Kensington Palace in London.
The Diavik Foxfire will be showcased in London before returning to Antwerp for careful assessment and planning for the next stage of its journey. It is likely that the 187.7 carat rough diamond will yield at least one very large polished diamond with, its ultimate destiny in an exclusive heirloom piece of jewellery.

Jean-Marc Lieberherr, managing director of Rio Tinto Diamonds, commented:

We are delighted to showcase this exceptional, two billion-year-old Canadian diamond. Its ancient beginnings, together with the fortitude, finesse and innovative technology required to unearth a diamond in the challenging sub-arctic environment, make it a true miracle of nature.

Click here to read the full Rio Tinto plc (ASX:RIO,LSE:RIO,NYSE:RIO) press release.

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