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BlueRock recovers record 24.98ct diamond

BlueRock Diamonds has recovered its largest diamond to date from the Kareevlei mine in South Africa’s Kimberley region, a 24.98 carat gem quality stone.
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The record 24.98ct diamond recovered from BlueRock's Kareevlei mine in South Africa

Staff reporter

The largest diamond recovered prior to this was a 16.28ct stone mined in February, which sold for US$78,947.

BlueRock said the newly found stone would soon be put to tender, with the results due on June 17.

Executive chairman Mike Houston said the record recovery was "an exciting milestone", which underpinned why BlueRock was confident about the potential of Kareevlei.

"We have a comprehensive development plan to increase production," he said.