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60-carat NWT diamond to be sold in Europe

A 60.59 carat yellow rough diamond unearthed at Gahcho Kue in October will make its way to Europe to be sold next week.

Mountain Province Diamonds, which owns 49% of the mine announced in a press release today that the diamond will be included in its February sale along with over 50 other white and fancy coloured rough diamonds.

Reid Mackie, the company's vice president of diamond marketing stated he was “thrilled” to have the diamond in the upcoming sale and to “present our customers with the opportunity to bid for this important piece of the mine's history.”

Viewings will take place between February 11 and 21 at the offices of diamond consulting firm Bonas-Couzyn in Antwerp, Belgium.

Gahcho Kue is jointly owned by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds.

Photo courtesy of Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (TSX & Nasdaq: MPVD)
This 60.59 carat rough yellow diamond was unearthed at Gahcho Kue Mine in October 2018.