Thursday, 19 November 2015

Second-Largest Diamond in History Is Found


Canadian mining outfit Lucara Diamond has just uncovered the world's second-largest diamond—and the biggest one found in more than a century. Found in the south lobe of the Karowe mine in central Botswana, the Type IIa stone is 1,111 carats and just slightly smaller than a tennis ball, reports Bloomberg. 

Only the 3,106-carat Cullinan Diamond among the British Crown Jewels, found in South Africa in 1905, is bigger; the largest diamond found in the last 100 years was a 603-carat stone. However, that find has now been shuffled to third place, thanks to a second diamond newly found in Karowe that's 813 carats, reports the BBC. A 374-carat stone was also found. 

From Newser.

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