WA miner uncovers massive diamond

Western Australian mining company Lonrho Mining has uncovered a massive 131.5 carat diamond in Angola.

The miner announced the discovery of the enormous white diamond from its Lulo Concession in Africa, as well as the recovery of another large 38.3 carat diamond from the same site.

According to Lonrho "the recovery of the 131.5 and 38.3 carat diamonds come as [the company] prepares for the existing kimberlite drilling phase".

Lonrho managing director Miles Kennedy said this discovery underlines the potential of the Lulo Concession.

"The recovery of such a spectacular 131.5 carat diamond in particular highlights both the prospectivity of the diamondiferous gravels in the Cacuilo River valley, and more significantly, the kimberlite pipe that has shed this stone," Kennedy said.

"Given the incredible size of this diamond, there is little doubt the kimberlite source is very close by."

A BAUER drill rig has already been mobilised to the site for a four year exploration program.

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