Lucapa Diamond Mining News

Discovery of newsworthy diamonds picks up

Over the last nine years 66 record-breaking and other noteworthy diamonds were recovered, and 61 of those have been found within the last five years.

Botswana seeks option to buy unusually big diamonds from its mines

Draft bill gives government first option to buy unusually large diamonds found in the country's mines, such as the world's second-biggest 1,109 carat diamond discovered by Lucara two years ago.

World's second-largest diamond 'too big' to sell

Lucara Diamond’s Lesedi La Rona is said to face challenges other rock never do, including its multi-million-dollar price tag and a risky polishing process that can take months or years.

Another large diamond dug from Lulo

Big, valuable gemstones that may eventually get cut into smaller diamonds keep getting discovered in Angola.

Lucapa adds Motahe project in Lesotho to portfolio, shares jump

The project, which has existing infrastructure, a camp and a diamond processing plant in place, is located just 5km from Letšeng, the highest dollars-per-carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.

Lucapa Diamond in trading halt ahead of acquisition of new project

The Africa-focused diamond miner said it expects to resume trading before the open on Tuesday next week.

Lucapa granted new five-year exploration licence for iconic Angola mine

The miner said the decision applies to the entire 3,000 square kilometer Lulo site, a project that has bored some massive gems, including the largest diamond ever found in Angola.

Lucapa soars on record sales from Angola mine

The stock jumped after it announced it had fetched $8.3 million for 1,864 carats of rough diamonds from its Lulo project.

Lucapa unearths 172.6-carat diamond, second big find in a week

Large-carat diamonds just keep coming.

Lucapa finds another massive diamond at Lulo, biggest pink yet

The 38.6-carat coloured stone is the largest “fancy” pink diamond recovered to date from Lulo.

Lucapa to invest $7 million upgrading Lulo diamond mine in Angola

The mine hosts type-2a diamonds which account for less than 1% of global supply.

This is the 68-carat diamond Lucapa just found at its Lulo mine in Angola

The 68.1-carat gem-quality diamond is one eight 'significant' rocks found from trial mining at a new area of the Lulo concession.

Lucapa Diamond unearths 63.05-carat rock from Angola mine

It's the largest diamond Lucapa has recovered in Lulo since the mine began commercial operations in January.

Lucapa Diamond to begin mining at its Lulo project in Angola

In a first phase the miner plans to target high-grade diamond ore bodies, meeting a target of 14,000 bank cubic metres (bcm) per month.

Lucapa Diamond soars on 35-year mining licence for Lulo

The project could prove to be more valuable than the country’s biggest gem producer, Catoca,

Lucapa Diamond unearths 32.2 carat rock from Angola mine

It's the fourth largest diamond recovered at Lulo mine to date.