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    DIAMOND: Lucara sells 1,100-ct Lesedi La Rona for $53M

    September 26, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. has finally sold the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona diamond for US$53 million (US$47,777 per carat) to Graff Diamonds. The company tried to auction the stone in June 2016, but offers did not reach the reserve

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    Top 10 Canadian-based diamond companies

    July 17, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Canada is the fifth-largest diamond producer in the world, according to the Mining Association of Canada. Last year two new diamond mines came into production: Gahcho Kue in the Northwest Territories and Renard in Quebec. Here are the top 10

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    Five reasons diamond stocks have been dragging

    June 12, 2017 by Canadian Mining Journal

    In the first quarter of 2017, a market-cap weighted aggregation of diamond miners in U.S. dollars including Alrosa (RTS: ALRS), Petra Diamonds (LSE: PDL), Dominion Diamond (TSX: DDC; NYSE: DDC), Gem Diamonds (LSE: GEMD), Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC), Stornoway Diamond(TSX: SWY), Firestone Diamonds (LSE: FDI), and Mountain Province Diamonds (TSX: MPV, NASDAQ: MPVD) was up

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    DIAMONDS: Lucara sells 813-ct stone for US$63M, highest price ever

    May 10, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Lucara Diamond Corp. has sold a 813-carat rough diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana for US$63.11 million or US$77,649 per carat. This is the highest price ever paid for a rough stone. The diamond has been named

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    DIAMOND: Lucara names 1,111 ct stone “Lesedi La Rona”

    February 9, 2016 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – In November 2015, Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it had recovered a 1,111-ct diamond – the second largest ever found in the world – from its Karowe mine. To name it, the company held a contest for

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    DIAMONDS: World’s second largest, gem quality stone unearthed by Lucara

    November 19, 2015 by Canadian Mining Journal

    BOTSWANA – On Nov. 18, 2015, Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp. announced that it had recovered the world’s second largest diamond, weighing 1,111 carats, from its Karowe mine. The stone was found in the south lobe of the mine and recovered

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    Lucara takes conservative stance on Karowe’s prospects

    December 10, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — It’s been a successful two-year run for producer Lucara Diamond (TSX: LUC; US-OTC: LUCRF) at its Karowe mine in Botswana, and the company isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. On Dec. 9 Lucara released its…

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    DIAMOND: Lucara unveils 257-ct clear gem

    September 25, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BOTSWANA – Vancouver-based Lucara Diamond Corp.  has unearthed a 257.24-carat, clear diamond from its Karowe mine. The stone is to be sold in Q4 2013. Previously the largest diamond weighed 239 ct and was found in March this year.

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Astur Gold, Aegean Metals, Lucara, and San Gold

    March 28, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Greenpeace co-founder Dr. Patrick Moore has become a director of Vancouver-based Astur Gold. The company is in the permitting stage of an underground mine at the Salave gold project in northern Spain. Moore has been a leader in the field of…

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    DIAMOND MINING: Lucara unearths rare blue diamond at Karowe

    November 6, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BOTSWANA – Lucara Diamond Corp. of Vancouver has recovered a rare 9.46-ct Type II blue diamond from its wholly owned Karowe mine. The diamond is the first of its kind to be identified at Karowe.

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    DIAMOND MINING: Lucara’s Karowe mine produces first gems

    April 23, 2012 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BOTSWANA – Vancouver’s Lucara Diamond Corp. says its new Karowe mine has produced its first diamonds as plant commissioning ramps up. The company added that the quantity and grade of stones recovered during the first ore run are…

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    MINING PEOPLE IN THE NEWS: Central Resources, Dia Bras, Inca Pacific, Latin American Minerals, Lucara Diamond, Riverside Resources and Silver Wheaton

    November 29, 2009 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Central Resources of Vancouver has named Paul Reynolds president, CEO and a director to replace Tim McNulty wh…