A yellow diamond of 552 carats was recently excavated by the experts in Canada and it is known to be the largest diamond ever found in the North American region. In a recent press conference which was held on this Thursday, the mining company named Dominion Diamond Mines mentioned in a statement given to the media that the diamond was actually unearthed in the month of October in Canada’s Northwest Territories, at the Diavik Diamond Mines. As per the sources, the gemstone that was discovered is quite astonishing and measures 54.56 millimeters by 33.74 millimeters. The company Dominion Diamond Mines has taken a decision to not sell the diamond in its rough form.
At the initial screening process, which was held at the Diavik’s recovery plant, the company revealed the diamond in front of the world. Abrasion markings, which are present on the surface of the stone, show the difficult journey it went through during its recovery, and the fact that the diamond remains undamaged is indeed remarkable. According to the sources, the discovery has surpassed the previous record, which was held by Diavik’s Foxfire, which is a diamond of 187.7 carats and was discovered in 2015 at the same mine by the mining company named Rio Tinto. This diamond was revealed at the Kensington Palace in London during an exclusive preview.
Speaking of the Diavik Diamond Mine, the interesting thing is that the company Dominion owns as much as 40% of the same, whereas the company Rio Tinto owns nearly 60% of the mine, which is located in remote Northwest Territories of Canada. The Diavik Diamond Mine is an important contributor for the northern economy of Canada. The mine started the production in the year 2003 and it has been producing large number of white gem quality diamonds annually.