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One of the world's largest uncut diamonds ever discovered has been unveiled to the world after it was mined in Botswana in Southern Africa.
The 1,758-carat diamond is larger than a tennis ball and is of "variable quality"
The Botswana mine has produced more than 12 diamonds larger than 300 carats
The diamond is still smaller than the 3,016-carat record holder
Canadian company Lucara Diamond Corp owns the Karowe Diamond Mine where the unbroken 1,758-carat diamond — which is bigger than a tennis ball — was discovered.
originally posted by: Phage
That's a bigun.
I want to give my GF a Uranium ring, but shes not happy about it!
originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: LookingAtMars
Sure it can....
I'll do it.
from the mine.
Spoil their food
and sour their wine.
originally posted by: LightSpeedDriver
a reply to: EternalSolace
I doubt anyone has been killed. Unlike neighbouring countries, Botswana uses the money it gets from diamonds (they have the largest diamond mine in the world) to help the country's finances, it does not disappear into the pocket of some dictator or CEO.
They are one of the richest and most well-developed countries in Africa because of the above stated reason.