A group of miners from the company Dipswana Diamond found in Botswana Last June 1 is impressive 1098 carats of diamonds Which, according to the miner, It is the third largest so far found in the world.
The prominent gem was discovered in a mine Guaneng, On South BotswanaAnd the A country located in the south of the African continent, As reported by Bloomberg. A spokesperson for the mining company DebswanaIt is a joint venture between the company bears and the government Botswananess, He pointed out that the huge stone is the largest diamond It was discovered in the five decades of the company’s history.
Minister of Minerals, Lefuko Mujitold the agency Reuters From the discovery of the stone that measures 73mm long, 52mm wide and 27mm thick, could not have come at a better time after the COVID-19 pandemic hit diamond sales in 2020.
Botswana It is the country with the highest production of diamonds in Africa It houses the mine where the world’s second largest diamond was discovered, in 2015. This was a stone 1109 caratswhich they intended Lady La Rona.
Meanwhile, the largest diamond in the world is called a diamond Cullinan, which is larger than the other two essences on the platform added together. Explore in South Africa in 1905These stones had about 3106 carats.
In 1908, a Cullinan It was cut into about a hundred pieces, the largest of them, from 530 carats, to London, where adorned The king’s scepter with the cross One of the crown jewels found in the Tower of London, according to what she says Live Science Media.
These new diamonds found this month will be evaluated in the coming weeks. Next, the state diamond company شركة Botswana Decide if you want to buy gems from Debswana Or if you will let the company bears reduction.
Keep in mind that the government receives up to 80% of sales revenue Debswana Across Dividends, royalties and taxes.
“Debswana will work with the government Republic of Botswana “Wooda Bears is evaluating and selling the diamonds and ensuring that it is of maximum benefit to the people of Botswana,” company spokeswoman Rachel Mothepatsila told the aforementioned media.
Diamonds are essential to the economy Botswana: account for 90% of the country’s exports. Last year, sales of this gem fell 30%, due to the paralysis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. So, The discovery in Guaneng Mine is excellent news for the country’s treasury.