(IDEX Online) – Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. recovered a 95-carat diamond from the Gahcho Kué mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. <?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /?>
It is the largest gem quality stone and the fourth-largest stone recovered from the mine since production commenced just under two years ago.
The diamond was included in the fancies and specials parcel acquired by Mountain Province in the most recent Gahcho Kué production split. The 95-carat white octahedron diamond is of top clarity, the miner said.
Reid Mackie, Vice President Diamond Marketing, said: “The recovery of this diamond firmly establishes Mountain Province as a reliable producer of exceptional, high quality, Canadian diamonds in very large sizes and bodes well for the future discovery of similar gems.”
The diamond will be offered at Mountain Province’s upcoming rough diamond tender with viewings to be held from June 11-22 in Antwerp.
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant the Gahcho Kué, with De Beers Canada owning the rest....