Petra Diamonds mines 138-carat white diamond from Cullinan


In a record-breaking announcement, Canadian mining company, Lucara Diamond reported the sale of a huge 813 carat diamond for $63 million on Monday, 9 May 2016.

PRETORIA - Petra Diamonds Ltd said on Wednesday it recovered a 138.57 carat white diamond at the historic Cullinan mine near Pretoria in South Africa.

The diamond is classified as type IIa, D colour, meaning it has high clarity, and would be offered for sale in Johannesburg later this month, the diamond miner said.

The company had earlier this year sold a 121.26 carat white diamond recovered from the same mine for $6 million to a joint venture between Nemesis International and Golden Yellow Diamonds.

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