Biggest Diamond in the Last 100 Years Found in Mine in North-Central Botswana

By: | November 20th, 2015

Miners in north-central Botswana have discovered what is being labeled the biggest diamond to be found in the last 100 years after unearthing a stone that measures 65 x 56 x 40 millimeters.

Reports from the mine where the massive diamond was discovered, controlled by Lucara Diamond, say the diamond is 7.8 ounces and a mind-bending 1,111 carats.

Before this discovery, the largest diamond ever to be found was recovered from a mine near Pretoria, South Africa, and weighed in at 3,106 carats, or approximately 1.4 pounds.

It remains to be seen what will happen next with the biggest diamond found in 100 years.

Marshall Smith

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