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Four Giant Diamonds Found in Lesotho


A diamond mine in the mountainous African kingdom of Lesotho has hit a lucky streak.

The Letseng mine says that over the past six days it has uncovered four huge flawless diamonds worth $6 million. A spokesman for the mine says the stones, each about the size of a marble, weigh a total of 366 carats and are already on their way to a buyer in Europe.

They were discovered from last Friday through Wednesday.

The mine is owned jointly by two South African firms, JCI and Matodzi Resources, and the Lesotho government. Its success is good news for the tiny African kingdom.

Lesotho is struggling with chronic food shortages, the loss of textile factory jobs, and the HIV / AIDS epidemic.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.

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