Letšeng Yields Two More Large Stones


Gem Diamonds has recovered an additional two large, high quality diamonds from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

An “exceptional” quality, 166 carat, type II diamond was unearthed last week, the same day the company found a yellow diamond weighing 77 carats, the miner said Monday. The 166 carat stone is the 12th over 100 carats Gem Diamonds has recovered this year.

Earlier this month the miner unearthed a 162 carat, white diamond, and a 143 carat, type II stone at Letšeng. It also found a 442 carat, type II diamond on August 23, which it claimed was one of the largest gem quality rough diamonds found this year.