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Botswana announces discovery of another huge diamond

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Botswana has announced another discovery of a huge rough diamond, toppling an earlier huge discovery of the stone.

The discovery on June 12 was carried out by the Canadian company Lucara and is a 1,174-carat gem.

The latest discovered stone now becomes the world’s third largest diamonds.

Lucara’s Managing Director, Naseem Lahri told AFP that this is a “historic discovery, for us and for Botswana as well.”

“In the hierarchy of large stones, it ranks third,” she said during its presentation to the government in Gaborone.

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The previous huge discovery weighing 1,098 carats – was shown to President Mokgweetsi Masisi by the diamond firm, Debswana and was unearthed on 1 June.

Botswana is a major country for discovery of diamonds and recent huge discoveries cement its position.

President Mokgweetsi Masisi has hailed the discovery saying it is a”fascinating moment”.


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