Vancouver company finds 1,111-carat diamond

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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.