PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA - CHINA DIAMOND CORP. of London, Ont., has announced the recovery of a 101.5-ct gem-quality diamond from its 50%-owned 701 Changa mine in Shandong Province. The diamond, measuring 29.4 mm x17.9 mm, was unearthed on May 27, 2006. It is described as a yellowish, translucent, oblong octahedron.
China Diamond was forced to delay news of the large stone due to the resignation of its qualified persons and the requirement that news releases be reviewed by such a person before distribution. The diamond is being held at the Bank of China in Beijing and an auction is planned at a later date.
Learn more about the 701 Changa mine at www.ChinaDiamondCorp.com, unfortunately this writer has been unable to locate an image of the large diamond.