Petra Diamonds announced it had on Thursday, recovered a 209.9-carat, D colour, Type II gem quality diamond at its Cullinan diamond mine. This is the third larger-than-100-carat Type II D colour gem quality diamond recovered by Petra since March 2019, and the fourth such stone in the current financial year.
The company said that this most recent recovery again demonstrates the prevalence of these types of stones in the Cullinan orebody. There has been an improved incidence of large and high-value stones as its C-Cut Phase 1 block cave progresses across the footprint. The recovery also demonstrates the ability of the mine’s plant to recover the full spectrum of diamonds.
Petra also confirmed that this stone, along with ’The Legacy’, the 425-carat, D colour, Type IIa diamond recovered from the Cullinan mine on March 29, will be offered for sale during the course of its next sales cycle in South Africa.