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The world’s fifth largest diamond has been discovered in Lesotho


A 910-carat diamond, which is believed to be the world’s fifth largest diamond, has been unearthed in Lesotho.

The stone was discovered in Letseng mine by Gem Diamonds, a UK miner with operations in Botswana and Lesotho.

Clifford Elphick, Gem Diamonds’ chief executive, says the find is a “landmark discovery” and is the largest diamond ever mined by the company. Gem Diamonds shared rose 15% after news of the find. Full Story

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