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Firestone recovers three large diamonds

Firestone Diamonds (AIM:FDI) has recovered a 72-carat yellow, makeable diamond from its Liqhobong mine in Lesotho, the second stone above 70ct to be found this year.

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The 72 carat yellow, makeable diamond recovered from Firestone's Liqhobong mine in Lesotho

The 72 carat yellow, makeable diamond recovered from Firestone's Liqhobong mine in Lesotho

The diamond was recovered with a 22ct makeable white stone, and an 11ct fancy light-pink stone.

Firestone said it would sell the diamonds in May at the next tender.

CEO Paul Bosma said the company had a good weekend, with the recovery of three large stones from within the northern, lower-grade part of the pit.

"These recoveries will certainly assist in supporting the average value of the next sale in May," he said.

In February, Firestone recovered a 70ct white, makeable stone in the same part of the pit, which was sold in its March tender.

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