Lucapa Diamond Company garnered $6.2 million at a tender of rough stones from its Lulo and Mothae mines, bringing the total to $35.5 million for the year to date.
The miner sold 3,558 carats from its Lulo mine in Angola, bringing in $4.4 million at an average price of $1,234 per carat, it reported Thursday. The company also sold 4,376 carats from the Mothae mine in Lesotho for a total of $1.8 million, equating to an average price of $400 per carat.
Lucapa held back a 46-carat pink diamond from Lulo, as well as a 36-carat, D-color stone from Mothae, both of which it plans to cut and polish in-house to maximize profits, it noted.
So far this year, total sales of Lulo rough have come to $26.5 million, while rough from Mothae has fetched $9 million.
Lucapa will hold its next diamond tender at the end of the third quarter.
Image: Lulo diamonds from the sale. (Lucapa Diamond Company)