BlueRock Diamonds Plc (LON:BRD) told investors that the 24.98 carat diamond recovered from the Kareevlei mine has been sold for US$190,000 at auction.
"We are delighted with the sale of our largest diamond to date, a 24.98 carat gem quality stone, which showcases the potential of Kareevlei,” said Mike Houston, executive chairman.
“We continue to make excellent progress implementing our development strategy to increase production and are clearly seeing the impact of higher throughput being achieved reflected in the number of high value stones we continue to produce.
“To this end, I look forward to providing a more detailed update in our quarterly production report, which is expected to be announced in early July."
Prior to the latest discovery, the largest diamond BlueRock had recovered was 16.28 carats, which sold for US$78,947.