Lucapa Diamond Company announced that trial mining at the E46 alluvial terraces at its Lulo Diamond Project in Angola has recovered more large specials and fancy-colored diamonds.
The latest special diamond recoveries include a 59-carat Type I diamond and a 33-carat Type II-a D-color gem. Lucapa also recovered a number of pink diamonds from E46 including an intense fancy 0.2-carat pink. These results, in addition to a 4-carat pink diamond recovered in initial bulk sampling at the site, suggest that the area should include fancy-colored diamonds, as well as large, high-quality gems.
E46 represents the fourth mining block area at Lulo that produces large alluvial diamonds – Mining Blocks 6, 8, 31 and E46 alluvial terraces. E46 is located ~10 kilometers upstream from alluvial blocks 6 and 8.