706 Carat Diamond Discovered in Africa

IAS Prelims 2023

Emmanuel Momoh, a christian pastor working in a Sierra Leone mine has discovered a 706-carat diamond.

While working in the West African country’s east Kono region, he found the precious stone which could be the tenth largest diamond ever found.

The stone will be sold in Sierra Leone in a transparent bidding process to benefit the country.

Diamond could be between the 10th and 15th largest gem-diamonds ever recovered.