Petra Diamonds Limited confirms that it has recovered a 100.83 carat D-Colour Type II gem quality diamond, following another recent recovery of a 6.12 carat Type II blue stone at its Cullinan Diamond Mine.
These recoveries demonstrate the prevalence of these types of stones in the Cullinan ore body as well as the ability of the mine’s plant to recover the full spectrum of diamonds. Both stones will be included in the Company’s upcoming March 2019 tender.
Cullinan earned its place in history with the discovery of the Cullinan diamond in 1905, the largest rough gem diamond ever found at 3,106 carats, which was cut to form the two most important diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. Many of the world’s most famous diamonds herald from Cullinan, and it continues to produce world-class diamonds under Petra’s stewardship.
Cullinan contains a world-class gross resource of 190.3 Mcts as at 30 June 2018, which suggests its mine life cou…