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At the auction in London put up the second largest diamond in the world (PHOTOS)

on Thu May 05, 2016 7:55 am
At an auction in London will sell one of the largest rough diamonds found in the world over the past 100 years.

It is reported by Reuters

At the auction on June 29 put up for sale in 1109-carat diamond "Lesedi LA Rona" ( "Our World") and is expected to receive $ 70 million for it.



Diamond found in Botswana in November 2015. This is a giant gem the size of a tennis ball. It is believed that his age is between 2.5 billion to over three billion years.

According to experts, it is the second largest after the famous diamond "Cullinan", which was discovered in 1905 in South Africa and weighed more than 3,000 carats. Diamond "Cullinan" was later cut into several smaller stones.

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