Third largest diamond on planet discovered in Africa, miners say – –

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Third largest diamond on planet discovered in Africa, miners say – –


Miners in Botswana have unearthed a stunning 1,098-carat diamond that may be the third largest diamond in the world, according to press reports.

The giant gem was discovered on June 1 in the Jwaneng mine in southern Botswana, which is considered the most valuable mine in the world, according to Bloomberg. A spokesperson for the Debswana mining company – a joint venture between the De Beers company and the government of Botswana – said the enormous gemstone is the largest diamond ever discovered in the company’s five-decade history.

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