Lucapa recovers coloured diamonds

Lucapa recovered several coloured diamonds from its Mothae diamond mine operations in Lesotho, the company announced yesterday.

During a bulk sampling program, the company found the following:

  • A 28 carat stone from the North zone of the Mothae kimberlite pipe
  • 89 carat yellow from the South-East zone
  • 25 carat yellow from the Neck zone
  • 12 carat white from the North zone and 2 light pink diamonds

The Mothae kimberlite pipe is located within 5km of Letšeng, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.

This bulk sampling program is being conducted in parallel with construction of the new 150 tonne per hour commercial diamond plant, which continues on schedule for H2 2018 commissioning.

The Mothae is 70% owned by Lucapa. Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho retains a 30% interest.

Written with material from Lucapa Diamond Company