New Year’s surprise from nature: Russia’s diamond titan unearths massive 190-carat gem

A huge 190.77-carat diamond

A huge 190.77-carat diamond was discovered in Russia’s Siberian republic of Yakutia several days before New Year’s, the world’s leading diamond producer, ALROSA, announced.

The high-quality precious stone was mined at the ALROSA-operated Botuobinskaya kimberlite pipe in the remote Yakutia (Sakha Republic) in the early hours of December 25. The gem could have lain undisturbed for around 2 billion years, according to preliminary data, but further examination is set to determine the exact age.

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