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Gahcho Kué churns out 60.6 ct yellow gem

 

Last updated 2/8/2019 at 5:19am

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.

This 60.59-carat yellow diamond will be part of sale in Belgium that includes more than 50 diamonds recovered at the Gahcho Kué Mine in Northwest Territories.

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. Jan. 31 announced that a 60.59-carat, fancy vivid yellow rough diamond recovered at the Gahcho Kué Mine in Northwest Territories will be included in a February diamond sale.

Reid Mackie, vice president, diamond marketing, Mountain Province Diamonds said "the discovery of this diamond demonstrates our ability to produce very large, high quality, fancy colored diamonds. We are thrilled to be able to include it in our upcoming sale and present our customers with the opportunity to bid for this important piece of the mine's history."

In addition to this large and exceptional quality yellow diamond, the sale will include more than 50 other large, high quality white and fancy colored rough diamonds recovered from Gahcho Kué. Viewings of these gems will take place February 11 to 21 at the offices of Bonas-Couzyn in Antwerp, Belgium.

Owned by Mountain Province (49 percent) and De Beers Canada (51 percent), the Gahcho Kué Mine is the world's largest and richest new diamond mine. Since the start of production in late 2016, this operation in Northwest Territories has established itself as a regular producer of exceptional, gem quality, large diamonds.

In 2018, Mountain Province Diamonds sold more than 400 individual diamonds larger than 10.8 carats.

–SHANE LASLEY

 

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