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Discovery of exceptional diamond, one of the largest in history

BOTSWANA: The diamond bonanza contributes to the relative good economic health of Botswana. She proves it again today: the company Debswana, a diamond producer in Botswana, announced on Wednesday that it had unearthed a 1,098-carat diamond on June 1, the third largest of its type ever found in the world, according to it.

The stone, shown to Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi in the capital, Gaborone, is considered the third largest of its type found on the planet. It was unearthed at Jwaneng, the richest mine in the world by value.

The evaluation of its price will take a few weeks

The largest known diamond is the “Cullinan”, over 3100 carats, unearthed in South Africa in 1905. The second, of 1109 carats, was also discovered in 2015 in Botswana, in the Karowe mine, in the northeast of this southern African country. Negotiations lasted a year between the extraction company and the buyer of this “stone”, sold for 53 million dollars, or 45 million euros.

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