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World's second-largest diamond discovered in Botswana

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posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 09:46 PM
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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.
Key points:

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.


World's second-largest diamond discovered in Botswana



Lucara has not said how much money they expect to get from the sale of the large diamond. The diamond is 83mm x 62mm x 46mm and weighs almost 352 grams. It dosen't look all that great to me, but it "has been characterised as near gem of variable quality". Nice find for Lucara.




posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 09:47 PM
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Yep.
That's a bigun.



posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: Phage

Do you think it could be cursed?



posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 09:58 PM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Sure. Why not?



posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 10:10 PM
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originally posted by: Phage
Yep.
That's a bigun.


Yea and there are "stars" out there, there are pure diamonds!

Is this the reason to go spacehunting for "habitable planets", or is it really diamonds?

Biggest diamond ore in the world are on Antarctica, the vulcano( i keep the vulcano a secret).
But really, its just carbon under pressure


I dont get it.

I want to give my GF a Uranium ring, but shes not happy about it!



posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 10:13 PM
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a reply to: kloejen

There are very many diamonds on Earth. If they were made readily available they would be worth much less than the going price. Thing is, there is very little intrinsic value to them but they are pretty. Thing is, they are sold by very few. There's a reason for that.
edit on 4/27/2019 by Phage because: (no reason given)



posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 10:45 PM
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I'd rather have chert or quartz. Nobody is going to steal it and all you need is a slingshot and it is a weapon.



posted on Apr, 27 2019 @ 11:58 PM
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a reply to: kloejen


I want to give my GF a Uranium ring, but shes not happy about it!


That's because girls in the know now want an Unobtanium ring.

You are being so '90's!

To the OP... kinda looks like the "variable quality" just means it would need to be crafted down to different cuts of various qualities.

The seed diamonds I've found gold panning look a lot better than that.

Of course, the stuff I get are too small to do anything with but using for obsidian rock polishing for making Apache tears...




posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 01:01 AM
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Wonder how many people have been shot, killed, tortured, families murdered, tortured, and killed because of this find?



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 01:47 AM
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a reply to: Phage

What's the reason for very few selling them?



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 03:57 AM
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originally posted by: LookingAtMars
a reply to: Phage

Do you think it could be cursed?


Probably is, I've heard ladies don't like them uncut.



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 07:22 AM
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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.
edit on 28/4/19 by LightSpeedDriver because: Correction



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars

Diamonds are great for tipping the tools to cut and polish nice stones like opals.



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: LookingAtMars
Sure it can....
I'll do it.

Ugly diamond
from the mine.
Spoil their food
and sour their wine.


How's that?



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 07:53 AM
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a reply to: kloejen

what is diamond ore?



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 07:58 AM
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a reply to: hiddenNZ

The mines are pretty much owned by one large controling company. DeBeers.
They control the release of the stones to keep the value high.

If they released all the diamonds they have mined you could get a diamond engagement ring for the price of amethyst.



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 08:04 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: LookingAtMars
Sure it can....
I'll do it.

Ugly diamond
from the mine.
Spoil their food
and sour their wine.


How's that?


I'm just adding cola to my dry red, to offset your witchy shenanigans.

Oh what a wicked sunday seems.. when all is lost in torrid gleams.

No... either do I..



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 08:25 AM
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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.

Thanks for your answer, I was wondering the same thing as EternalSolace.
Whenever I see large raw diamonds, the movie "Blood Diamond" with Leo DiCaprio is generally the first association I make.
Time for me to do some research on Botswana!



posted on Apr, 28 2019 @ 02:40 PM
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A little Birdy told me
That it will not have that title for very long
All I can say for now keep a eye on the new ????



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