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Firestone Recovers 70ct. Rough

Diamond will be on offer at tender next month.
Feb 12, 2019 6:56 AM   By Rapaport News
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 Firestone Diamonds has unearthed a 70-carat white rough stone from its Liqhobong mine in Lesotho.

“The 70-carat stone was recovered in the northern, low-grade part of the pit, where the bulk of our mining will take place in the coming months,” Firestone CEO Paul Bosma said Tuesday.

The stone — which was removed undamaged — follows the miner’s discovery of a 46-carat white diamond in December. That stone sold for more than $1 million, Firestone noted.

The company will offer the 70-carat diamond at its next tender, which will take place in March.

Image: The 70-carat rough diamond. (Firestone Diamonds)
Tags: Firestone, Firestone Diamond, Lesotho, Liqhobong, Liqhobong mine, Paul Bosma, Rapaport News
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