The yellow diamond is about the size of a chicken-and-egg–
(REIGN OF THE DIAMOND MINES)
Just in time before you make your list to santa Claus, the miners in the far reaches of Canada announced that they have a rough 552-carat yellow diamond, which is the largest diamond ever discovered in North America and the seventh largest diamond ever found.
The diamond—about the size of a chicken-and-egg– was discovered in October in the canadian Northwest Territories– in Diavik– that is about 135 km of the arctic circle, Mining.com reported.
To the discovery in perspective, the largest diamond ever found at Diavik was in 2015 and two billion years old. Mining.com reported that South Africa holds the title for the largest diamond ever found-a 3,106 Cullinan, found in 1905.
Rio Tinto Group and Dominion Diamond Mine found the diamond, which will be given to a partner to cutting and polishing. Forbes reported that it is unclear how much the diamond will eventually pick up. The report pointed out that a 36.80-carat diamond was recently sold at christie’s auction house for $1.3 million.
“We can label fancy yellow, but further than that, because of the rugged nature and abrasions received by the processing unit, that is all we can comment on,” Shane Durgin, the CEO of Dominion, told Bloomberg. “It is very difficult to make a rough estimate. It all depends on, again, the cutting and the resulting stone the ends.”