The 78 carat white diamond is the largest Special recovered through the new 1.1Mtpa Mothae treatment plant following the commencement of commissioning and recovery of commercial diamonds.

A second operating shift has now also commenced at the Mothae plant as part of the progressive ramp up to the 1.1Mtpa nameplate capacity.

Lucapa Managing Director Stephen Wetherall commented: “We are extremely delighted to have started our commercial diamond recoveries at Mothae on such a successful and positive note with the recovery of this 78 carat white diamond. Recovering such a diamond this early confirms our confidence in Mothae as a large diamond source.”

“We look forward to completing the progressive plant ramp up phase following the implementation of a second shift at the plant.”

Source: Company Press Release