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miners have sponsored in the far North of Canada, the largest diamond in North America. The yellow diamond weighs 552 carats (about 110 grams) and measures 34 x 55 mm, such as the mining company Dominion Diamond Mines announced on Sunday. Thus, the valuable piece is three Times heavier than the previously known largest diamond in North America, the brought only 187 carat weight.

the gemstone was Found in the diamond mine, Diavik in the canadian Northwest territories. "A diamond of this Size in this part of the world, it's completely unexpected," said the mining company. You spoke of a "turning point" in the history of North American diamond schürferei.

The diamond is to be polished, its value must be estimated. The previous North American record-breaking diamond was cut into two parts, sanded, and then for 1.3 million dollars have been sold. The world's largest diamond was found in 1905 in South Africa. He weighs in at an impressive 3100 carats. (roy/AFP)

Created: 17.12.2018, 02:45 PM

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