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Record large diamond recovered at Kareevlei

BlueRock Diamonds (AIM:BRD) has recovered a new record 16.28 carat gem-quality diamond at its Kareevlei diamond mine in South Africa’s Kimberley region.
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The 16.28ct gem-quality diamond is the largest recovered at Kareevlei to date

Staff reporter

BlueRock said the stone was 4.58ct larger than the mine's previous largest diamond, although was still being valued.

CEO Adam Waugh said the discovery was "hot on the heels" of the February 1 recovery of an exceptional 8.97ct diamond, which had been independently valued at over US$50,000.

BlueRock's two previous record value stones were a 7.76ct stone sold for $10,070 per carat and a 10.58ct diamond sold for $7,047/ct.