Mining and exploration review north of the 60th parallel

95-carat diamond is unearthed in the Northwest Territories

95.21 carat gem quality diamond (CNW Group/Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.)

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. is pleased to announce the recovery of a 95 carat gem diamond from the Gahcho Kué mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada. The diamond was included in the fancies and specials parcel acquired by Mountain Province in the most recent Gahcho Kué production split.

The diamond recovered was a 95 carat white octahedron of top clarity. It is the largest gem quality stone and fourth largest stone recovered from the mine since production commenced just under two years ago.

Reid Mackie, the company’s vice president, Diamond Marketing, said, “The recovery of this diamond firmly establishes Mountain Province as a reliable producer of exceptional, high-quality, Canadian diamonds in very large sizes and bodes well for the future discovery of similar gems.”

The 95 carat diamond will be presented at Mountain Province’s upcoming rough diamond tender with viewings to be held from June 11 through 22 in Antwerp, Belgium.

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