Technology, Business

August 24, 2020

Miners find one of the largest diamonds in the world

Source: Pixabay (Dimitris Christou) 

The Gist

The 442 carat diamond could be worth more than $18 million.

The List

  • Workers at a diamond mine in Lesotho, Africa, found the massive gem. 
  • The company which owns the mine, UK-based Gem Diamonds Ltd., saw their shares spike after the announcement. 
  • While the 442 carat diamond may not be the largest, it may be the most expensive diamond ever mined once sold. 
  • Officials from the mining company have confirmed that some of the proceeds from the sale of the diamond will go back to supporting the local community in Lesotho. 

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