Maseru, Nov.01– Letšeng Diamonds Mine on Sunday recovered 117.46 carats white (D), Block, Quality (VVS2) type II, Light Breakage.
Letšeng is one of the six diamond mines operating in the country owned by Gem Diamonds, Ltd. and the government of Lesotho, and at an elevation of 3,100 m (10,000 ft) it is the world’s highest diamond mine.
Speaking in an interview, Letšeng’s CSRI and Communication Specialist Mr. Tšepo Hlojeng said that this is not the first time that such diamond is recovered saying that the mine has recovered many large type II diamonds before, but the recoveries are few and far between.
He said that Letšeng is renowned for its production of large type II stones. The Mine last recovered a larger than 100 carat, exceptional quality type IIa white diamond in March this year saying that this is the fourth larger than 100 carats diamond recovered this year.