Lucapa Diamond Company Limited and its partners Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P. (Endiama) and Rosas & Petalas have announced the recovery of the 19th +100 carat diamond by Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (“SML”) from the Lulo alluvial diamond mine in Angola.
The 114 carat Type IIa D-colour white diamond is the third +100 carat diamond recovered from Mining Block 46 (“MB46”) in the last eight weeks.
114 carat Type IIa white diamond recovered by SML at MB46
The frequency of recovery of these high-value +100 carat stones from MB46, highlights the
prospectivity of the Canguige catchment and adjacent priority kimberlites (Figure 1).
To date, MB46 has averaged one +100 carat diamond recovered for every ~33,000 bcm’s of gravel processed.
This is the best occurrence rate for any block mined to date at Lulo, including the prolific MB08.