A global miner hoping to revive the Kimberley diamond industry has made a significant discovery only 50km east of the old Ellendale mine that once produced hald the world’s rare fancy yellow diamonds.
Only a few weeks after Lucapa Diamond Company began drilling for lamproite on its Brooking project, it has uncovered 119 diamonds, including seven macro diamonds.
The diamonds were recovered from an 86.8kg core sample in a 7.5cm drill hole at Little Spring Creek in the West Kimberley.
Chairman Miles Kennedy said after almost three decades in the diamond industry, the discovery was “nothing short of astounding”.
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