Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. will include an exceptional quality, 60.59-carat, fancy vivid yellow rough diamond in it its upcoming rough diamond sale.
The diamond was recovered at the company’s Gahcho Kué Mine last October.
Reid Mackie, Vice President Diamond Marketing, commented: “The discovery of this diamond demonstrates our ability to produce very large, high quality, fancy colored diamonds. We are thrilled to be able to include it in our upcoming sale and present our customers with the opportunity to bid for this important piece of the mine’s history”.
Also included in the sale will be more than 50 other large, high quality white and fancy colored rough diamonds. Viewings will take place between February 11 to 21 at the offices of Bonas-Couzyn in Antwerp.
Mountain Province’s Gahcho Kué Mine, located at the edge of Canada’s Arctic Circle, is the world’s largest and richest new diamond mine and since the start of production in late 2016 has established itself as a regular producer of exceptional, gem quality, large diamonds, the miner said. In 2018, Mountain Province sold more than 400 individual diamonds larger than 10.8 carats.
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.