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A mining organization in Botswana has declared the uncovering of a 1,174-carat diamond. It’s the second revealing of an enormous diamond disclosure in the country in a month.
The most recent diamond was found on 12 June by Canadian diamond firm, Lucara and introduced to Botswana in the capital, Gaborone, on Wednesday.
The organization’s overseeing chief Naseem Lahri told the AFP news office that this was the world’s third-biggest diamond.
“This is history really taking shape, for us and Botswana too,” he said.
Last month, a diamond accepted at an opportunity to be the third biggest – weighing 1,098 carats – was displayed to President Mokgweetsi Masisi after the diamond firm, Debswana, uncovered it on 1 June.
President Masisi has shared photographs of the most recent valuable stone as it was introduced:
Botswana is Africa’s biggest maker of diamonds.
I am pleased that in the diamond narrative being developed, young people are finally becoming part of the story!— Dr. Mokgweetsi E.K Masisi (@OfficialMasisi) July 7, 2021
Today during the @LucaraDiamond presentation of the 1.174-carat diamond, I made an announcement that HB Antwerp has offered to house in 🇧🇪Belgium, pic.twitter.com/zcaPwQQJgT