A diamond mining group announced Tuesday that they had made an “exceptional” discovery at a mine in South Africa.
Petra Diamonds said in a press release miners had uncovered a 232.08 carat white diamond at the Cullinan mine.
“The stone is a D colour Type II diamond of exceptional size and clarity, and is a magnificent example of the large, high quality diamonds for which the mine is known – see the ‘Notes to Editors’ section for more information,” the company said in a statement.
According to NBC News, the mine is famous for the discovery of the largest diamond ever recovered. That discovery was made in 1905 when miners unearthed a 3,106 carat diamond.
Correction: A previous version of this story said the diamond discovered was 223 carats. It has been amended to reflect that the diamond was in fact 232 carats.
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