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Largest known diamond found in North America – a yellow 552-carat diamond in Canada



Recently, a yellow 552 carat diamond was found in Canada – the largest ever found in North America.

Mining firm Dominion Diamond Mines said Thursday in a press release that the diamond was discovered in October at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada's Northwest Territories.

The "amazing gem" measures 33.74 millimeters by 54.56 millimeters, the company said.

It was discovered in the first screening process at the Diavik reprocessing plant, the company said. "Abrasion marks on the stone's surface are evidence of the difficult journey he has undergone during recovery, and the fact that he remains intact is remarkable."

Dominion Diamond Mines added that the diamond was not sold in its rough form, and it was too early to determine its value. The company will select a partner for cutting and polishing the stone.

According to the company, this finding surpasses an earlier record of the "Diavik Foxfire", a diamond of 1

87.7 carats, discovered in 2015 by the mining company in the same mine Rio Tinto. Dominion owns 40% of Diavik Diamond Mine.

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