Vancouver company finds 1,111-carat diamond


VANCOUVER – Now that’s some bling.

A Vancouver mining company says it has found one of the world’s largest gem quality diamonds at its Karowe Mine in Botswana.

Lucara Diamond Corp. (TSX:LUC) says it recovered a 1,111-carat diamond measuring 65 millimetres by 56 mm by 40 mm.

The company says the diamond is the largest to be discovered in Botswana.