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Tue, July 27

Big diamond found in Botswana, could be world’s 3rd largest

The diamond weighing 1,098.3 carats — 73 millimeters long, 52 millimeters wide and 27 millimeters thick — is the largest gem-quality diamond found in Debswana’s mines in the company’s more than 50-year history. Diamonds were discovered in Botswana in 1967 and Debswana was formed in 1969. (Photo courtesy of Debswana Diamond Company)

The diamond weighing 1,098.3 carats — 73 millimeters long, 52 millimeters wide and 27 millimeters thick — is the largest gem-quality diamond found in Debswana’s mines in the company’s more than 50-year history. Diamonds were discovered in Botswana in 1967 and Debswana was formed in 1969. (Photo courtesy of Debswana Diamond Company)

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