Lucapa Delighted with Specials at Lulo MineJanuary 18, 23
(IDEX Online) - Lucapa says it's delighted with the recovery of two +10.8-carat diamonds from bulk sampling at its Lulo mine, in Angola.
The Australian miner says it recovered specials weighing 15.27 carats and 12.37 carats from kimberlite L164, upstream of the Canguige catchment area in the Cacuilo Valley.
The total yield was 41 diamonds, with a total weight of 66.05 carats. Among them were 12 individual diamonds greater than one carat with a total weight of 50.21 carats. Average stone size was approximately 1.61 carats.
Lucapa managing director, Stephen Wetherall said: "We are delighted with the result and recovery of Special sized diamonds from this Lulo kimberlite sample.
"The Lulo kimberlite exploration program has delivered tangible proof that the Lulo kimberlite province hosts primary sources containing Specials, confirming Lucapa's and our partner's long held views."
He said the results compared very favorably to two of the coarsest primary source kimberlites globally, the Mothae and LetÅ¡eng mines in Lesotho.
Pic of Lulu rough courtesy Lucapa