Largest diamond in over 100 years found in Botswana
African miners have just found the largest diamond in over a century. The stone, found in a mine in the central-northern region of Botswana, has over a thousand carats and weights a whopping 7.8 ounces, which is a bit more than 220 grams. The information was released by the Lucara Diamond Corporation, which is responsible for the mine where the gem was found.
Measuring 65mm x 56mm x 40mm in size in its raw form, the stone is the second largest diamond found in history and is only smaller than the Cullinan diamond found in 1905 in a mine in the city of Pretoria in South Africa.