Now this diamond would impress your girl on Valentine’s Day!
A Perth-based company has struck paydirt inSouthern Africa, finding a diamond worth more than $20 million.
Lucapa Diamond Company found the massive 404-carat diamond at its Lulo Diamond Project in Angola’s Lunda Norte province, in the country’s north-east.
It is the biggest diamond ever found in Angola.
Lucapa chairman Miles Kennedy said it was a huge achievement.
When we first looked at the property, 3,000 square kilometres of untouched ground, 700 kilometres inland from the coast, you are talking about a very, very remote area,” he said. “The results today are a wonderful vindication of eight years of pretty hard work. It’s the biggest diamond ever recorded from the country of Angola and it’s the biggest diamond ever recovered by an Australian diamond miner.
It is no surprise that Lucapa’s shares are increasing. According to 9News, the “company’s shares sky-rocketed by more than 30 percent today upon news it had discovered the largest diamond ever found in Angola.”
The question is: Who will be the lucky lady to receive this diamond as a gift?