A miner in Africa has unearthed the world’s largest diamond this year, reportedly worth up to $25,098,822.

A miner has discovered the largest diamond of the year in the world. An expert says the rock could be worth up to $25,098,822 for the high quality.

An employee of Gem Diamonds Ltd. found the unusual 442-carat stone at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, Africa.

Gem Diamonds is known for its consistent recovery of high-quality large diamonds, particularly at the Letšeng mine.

The company recovered an extraordinarily high quality 910-carat diamond in 2018, nicknamed the “Lestho Legend.”

Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick was elated by the discovery in a statement released Friday.

“The recovery of this remarkable 442-carat diamond, one of the world’s largest gem quality diamonds to be recovered this year, is further confirmation of the calibre of the Letšeng mine and its ability to consistently produce large, high quality diamonds,” Mr Elphick said.
“It is also a fitting testament to the dedication of the employees in the Group to have recovered such an extraordinary diamond.”

The discovery comes at a tough time for the diamond industry, which as a result of the pandemic has gone down globally.

Despite this, Gem Diamonds revealed a portion of the proceeds from the selling of the diamond would go to finance a community project with the Lesotho government.

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