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Lucapa Diamond recovers monster diamond

Photo: Lucapa Diamond
Photo: Lucapa Diamond
Published by
Simon Matthis - 18 Jan 2018

Australian Lucapa Diamond Co Ltd has recovered the largest coloured gem-quality diamond to date from the Lulo Diamond Project in Angola.

The 43 carat yellow gem from Mining Block 8 at Lulo surpasses a 39 carat pink diamond recovered in September 2016.

Also among the most recent recovery of large diamonds from Lulo is a 116 carat low-quality boart stone.

Lulo is the highest US$ per carat alluvial diamond producer in the world. Company also has Mothae project. The company has a 70% interest in the Mothae kimberlite project in diamond-rich Lesotho.

Mothae is within 5 kilometres of Letšeng, the world’s highest US$ per carat kimberlite diamond mine.

Since the completion of the first test shipments in July 2018, Rio Tinto increased the number of autonomous tours along the Groups iron ore lines in Western Australia in a controlled manner. Now, Rio Tintos trains have travelled over one million kilometres completely autonomously. Photo credit: Rio Tinto company
Since the completion of the first test shipments in July 2018, Rio Tinto increased the number of autonomous tours along the Groups iron ore lines in Western Australia in a controlled manner. Now, Rio Tintos trains have travelled over one million kilometres completely autonomously. Photo credit: Rio Tinto company

The world's first mining-related railway network for autonomous trains was opened

"improves productivity"

The mining company Rio Tinto's AutoHaul ™ program, which is expected to cost $ 940 million, is...