Miners in the kingdom of Lesotho say they have found a 185-carat white diamond. In a statement on November 2, Gem Diamonds Ltd. and the Lesotho government say the diamond was found in late October in the Letseng mine.

They say a 196-carat white diamond was found in the same mine in August.

Gem chief executive Clifford Elphick says Letseng, co-owned by Gem and the Lesotho kingdom, has frequently yielded “remarkable diamonds.” Lesotho is surrounded by South Africa.

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