Monday, September 22, 2008

Giant Diamond Found in Lesotho

Human has exploited earth so roughly, yet mother nature still giving new surprise to us, human being.

BBC news reported that miners working for Gem Diamonds in Letseng mine in Lesotho has discovered a huge gem stone, which could be the largest polished round diamond in the world. This stone weights 478 carats and is the 20th largest rough diamond ever found.

What is special about this diamond stone is, it has a potential to yield a 150 carats single stone, which would be bigger than 105 carats Koh-i-Noor diamond on British crown. This diamond is much smaller than Cullinan diamond, the world's biggest rough diamond, but still have a magnificent size, and has a potential to be one of the next legendary diamond.

Interested to have this diamond? Gem Diamond's chief executive said it could sell for ten of millions dollars. Quite challenging price.

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