Considered the largest diamond ever discovered in North America, it’s about the size of a chicken’s egg.
The diamond was uncovered in October/2018 in DIAVIK, Northwest Territories, about 135 miles from the Arctic Circle. <ABOVE – the Diavik Diamond Mine> It was found by Rio Tinto Group & Dominion Diamond Mine Company. “Abrasion markings on the stone’s surface attest to the difficult journey it underwent during recovery, and the fact that it remains intact is remarkable,” said the company on December 14/2018. The diamond will soon be cut and polished, once its value is determined.
The company said, “A diamond of this size is completely unexpected for this part of the world and marks a true milestone for diamond mining in North America.” The largest one ever found at DIAVIK was in 2015. It was a 187.7-carat “Diavik Foxfire”.