Lucara Says Batswana To Name 1,111-Carat Diamond

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19/01/2016 10:45

The people of Botswana will be given an opportunity to name the 1,111 carat diamond discovered at the country's Karowe mine which is the largest ever found in Botswana and the second-largest in the world. Lucara Diamond Chief Executive Officer William Lamb said his company agreed on running a competition for the naming of the precious stone which made a mark in Botswana’s mining history as a way of emphasizing the importance of the country's mineral resources. Lamb said Minister of Minerals Energy and Water Resources, Kitso Mokaila, had suggested that Batswana should name it. Lamb said people could send their suggestions until January 28 with the winner receiving 25,000 pula (around $2,110).