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World's third largest diamond found in Botswana

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World's third largest diamond
The third largest diamond in the world has been found in Botswana, an African country. This huge diamond weighs 1,174 carats. It is so large that it covers the whole of the palm of the hand.

The diamond was mined by a Canadian company called Lucara, according to AFP. The diamond was unveiled at the country's cabinet in Gaborone, the capital of Botswana, on Wednesday. Earlier on June 12, the uneven diamond was found. A few days ago, another large diamond was found in the country.

Nasim Lahri, managing director of Lucara, said the extraction of the giant diamond was a history for Botswana and their organization. He said it was the third largest diamond in the world in terms of shape.

A few days earlier, on June 01, the Botswana mining company Debswana extracted a 1,098-carat diamond.

The world's largest diamond was mined in 1905 at a mine in South Africa more than 100 years ago. Named 'Kalinan', the diamond weighed 3,106 carats. Most of the diamonds in Africa are mined in Botswana.

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