160-carat diamond unearthed in Angola

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A 160-carat white Type lla diamond has been unearthed in Angola by Lucapa Diamond Company, the company announced on Friday.

A statement posted on the company’s website said the 160-carat diamond is the sixth-largest recovered to date and the 28th diamond heavier than 100-carat recovered from the Lulo alluvial mine in Angola.

Lulo is a 3,000 square kilometres concession in Angola’s Lunda Norte diamond heartland, approximately 630 kilometres east of capital city Luanda.

Over the past decade, exploration by Lucapa and its partners has been successful in proving Lulo to be one of the world’s most prolific alluvial diamond fields.

Last July, the company unearthed a rare 170-carat pink diamond which was believed to be the largest found in 300 years in the same alluvial mining block. 

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