Letšeng mine in Lesotho has continued its record-breaking diamond recovery streak, after the recovery a high quality 370 carat Type II, white diamond, from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world. Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE) has announced in a press statement on its website.
This is after a similar announcement o the recovery of a high quality 254 carat Type II, white diamond on 4 May.
The Letšeng mine is located in the Maluti Mountains of Lesotho and is renowned for its recovery of, what are classified in diamond mining as, Type II diamonds.
Letšeng has grown to be one of the largest open pit diamond mines in the world, processing ore from two kimberlite pipes, the Main pipe 17.0ha and the Satellite pipe 5.2ha. In 2017, initiatives were undertaken to unlock additional value, which included an updated open-pit life of mine plan, large diamond recovery and breakage initiative projects, and a mining optimisation project.