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South Africa, Lesotho Mines Set for Shutdown
Petra Diamonds, Gem Diamonds, Firestone Diamonds and Lucapa Diamond Company are suspending operations at their mines in South Africa and Lesotho due to government measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.South Africa has introduced...
Mining Mar 25, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa Finds 64ct. Diamond at Mothae
Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 64-carat, high-quality stone from its Mothae mine in Lesotho, it said Wednesday.The D-color, type IIa diamond is the 12th over 50 carats the miner has unearthed since reaching commercial...
Mining Mar 19, 2020 Rapaport News
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Lulo Mine’s Resource Estimate Climbs
Diamond resources at Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulo alluvial mine in Angola are 25% higher than it originally estimated, according to an independent valuation.Lulo has 100,700 carats remaining in the mine, a December 2019 study by external consulting company...
Mining Mar 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Graff Unit Signs Polishing Deal with Lucapa
Graff-owned diamond manufacturer Safdico will cut and polish a portion of rough from the Lulo mine through a partnership with Lucapa Diamond Company.Safdico will have the rights to buy up to 60% of Lulo’s annual rough production...
Mining Jan 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa Production Continues to Grow
Output at Lucapa Diamond Company hit a record in the fourth quarter, leading to its strongest annual production, the miner said Monday.Production for the three months ending December 31 increased 72% year on year to 14,007 carats...
Mining Jan 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Lucapa Tender
Lucapa Tender Yields over $6M
Lucapa Diamond Company earned $6.4 million from its last rough sale of 2019, bringing its total for the year to $55 million.The miner sold 3,274 carats from its Lulo mine in Angola for...
Mining Jan 06, 2020 Rapaport News
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Mothae Yields Two Diamonds over 100ct.
Lucapa Diamond Company has unearthed two rough diamondsweighing more than 100 carats from its Mothae mine in Lesotho. The 220- and 127-carat stones, which are low-quality diamonds, werefound during the treatment...
Mining Nov 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Higher-Grade Ore Boosts Lucapa Production
Lucapa Diamond Company’s output rose in the third quarter,as the miner fully transitioned to the higher-grade portions of it Mothae andLulo deposits. The miner recovered 7,007 carats from its Mothae mine inLesotho during the...
Mining Oct 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa Tender Yields $10M
Lucapa Diamond Company earned $10.4 million fromits latest sale of rough stones, bringing its total for the year to date to$45.9 million. The miner sold 5,469 carats from its Lulo mine inAngola...
Mining Oct 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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High-Quality Rough Lifts Lucapa Profit
Lucapa Diamond Company returned to profit in the first half,amid an increase in sales and a higher average price, the company said Tuesday. The miner recorded a net profit of $1.1 million in the sixmonths ending June 30,...
Mining Sep 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa Sells $6.2M of Rough Stones
Lucapa Diamond Company garnered $6.2 million at a tender ofrough stones from its Lulo and Mothae mines, bringing the total to $35.5million for the year to date. The miner sold 3,558 carats from its...
Mining Aug 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa Recovers 64ct. Rough at Mothae
Development work at the Mothae mine in Lesotho has paid off for Lucapa Diamond Company, with the discovery of a 64-carat rough, the highest-quality diamond found at thedeposit to date. The miner recovered the D-color, type...
Mining Aug 06, 2019 Rapaport News
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Lulo Revenue Up in Second Quarter
Sales of rough from Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulo mine doubled to $10 million in the second quarter, reflecting higher volumes and an increase in the average price, the company said Monday.Sales volume surged 63% to 5,573...
Mining Jul 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa tender
Lucapa’s Mothae Stones Fetch $3.5M
Lucapa Diamond Company garnered $3.5 million at the secondtender of diamonds from its Mothae mine in Lesotho, with stones selling for upto $26,000 per carat, it said Wednesday. The miner sold 7,008 carats of rough...
Mining May 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa Mine Yields Its Largest Diamond
Lucapa Diamond Company has unearthed a 126-carat,gem-quality rough from its Mothae mine in Lesotho, it said Thursday. The stone is the largest recovered from the deposit sincecommercial production began in January, and the first diamond...
Mining May 23, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa Refinances to Strengthen Mothae Business
Lucapa Diamond Company hassigned a new refinancing agreement that will allow it to reduce its debts and further develop its Mothae mine in Lesotho. New Azilian will give theminer a one-year loan of $7 million, some of which...
Mining Apr 04, 2019 Rapaport News
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Mothae Diamond Fetches $37K/ct.
Lucapa Diamond Company garnered $3.8 million from the saleof rough stones from its Mothae mine in Lesotho, with one stone going for $36,664 per carat. The miner sold 5,411 carats at tender...
Mining Feb 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa Moves into Diamond Manufacturing
Lucapa Diamond Company plans to cut and polish select stonesin-house in an effort to maximize value for its shareholders.Third-party manufacturers charge high fees without adding significant value, explained CEO Stephen Wetherall in a recent interview. Bypassing...
Mining Feb 24, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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Lucapa’s Mothae Mine Exceeds Expectations
The Mothae mine in Lesotho is performing better than expected since reaching commercial production in the fourth quarter. The asset is producing 3.94 carats per 100 tonnes,compared to the initial resource guidance of 1.92 carats per...
Mining Jan 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa Mothae mine
Lucapa Sells Mothae Rough for up to $15K/ct.
Lucapa Diamond Company brought in $1.5 million at a sale of goods from its Mothae mine, with individual stones fetching up to $15,000 per carat.The Australia-based miner sold 4,000 carats of rough diamonds it recovered during initial bulk...
Mining Dec 20, 2018 Rapaport News
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