A huge diamond stone unearthed in Botswana
A mining company in Botswana unearthed a huge diamond stone that is weighing 1098 carats.
Botswana is known of producing diamonds in Africa. This huge germ is the third huge stone ever unearthed in Botswana.
A stone was presented to the president of Botswana in a ceremony.
This is the largest diamond to be recovered by Debswana in its history of over 50 years in operation,” said Lynette Armstrong, Debswana Diamond Company’s acting managing director.
Debswana is a joint venture between the government and global diamond giant De Beers and up to 80% of the income from sales goes to state coffers through dividends, royalties and taxes.
An estimate of the stone’s potential cost has not yet been released but in 2017, the second-largest diamond ever found, Lesedi La Rona, was sold for $53m (£39.5m).