MOTHAE KIMBERLITE MINE
Lucapa owns 70% of the high-value Mothae kimberlite mine in partnership with the Government of the Kingdom of Lesotho (30%). Mothae is located in Lesotho’s diamond-rich Maluti Mountains within 5km of Letseng, the world’s highest US$ per carat kimberlite diamond mine.
Lucapa completed construction and commissioning of a 1.1 Mtpa Mothae diamond plant in December 2018, enabling commercial production to commence in January 2019.
Results to date have confirmed that like Lulo, Mothae is also a source of large and premium-value diamonds, including rare Type IIa whites and coloured gems ( View Gallery ).
Large diamond recoveries to date have included five +100 carat stones, including a 213 carat D-colour Type IIa.
Diamond sales to date exceed US$35 million. Individual Mothae diamonds have sold for up to US$50,000 per carat.