Massive 404-Carat Diamond Discovered in Angola

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A massive, 404-carat diamond was recovered in the southern African country of Angola, the Lucapa Diamond Company announced Monday.

The 404.2-carat diamond is the biggest diamond ever found in Angola and the 27th biggest recorded diamond in the world. Angola is one of the world's top four diamond producing nations, the company said.

PHOTO: Lucapa Diamond Company says this 404 carat Lulo gem, pictured in an undated handout photo, is the biggest recorded diamond ever found in Angola.Lucapa Diamond Company
Lucapa Diamond Company says this 404 carat Lulo gem, pictured in an undated handout photo, is the biggest recorded diamond ever found in Angola.

The diamond was recovered from a Lulo Diamond Project mine in Angola's Lunda Norte province, the Australian company said in a statement. The Lulo mine accounts for nearly 75 percent of Angola’s annual diamond production, Lucapa said.

Lucapa Chairman Miles Kennedy said the "spectacular" white diamond could be valued at more than $20 million, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported.

This is the fourth 100-plus carat diamond recovered from Lulo to date, according to Lucapa.

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