34-carat diamond found in Panna

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Old 01-Jul-2010
34-carat diamond found in Panna

Bhopal, June 30

The National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has found a 34.37 carat diamond during its mining operations in Panna district, officials said."This was the biggest diamond found at Asia's single mechanised diamond mines in Panna operated by the NMDC yesterday," Panna NMDC project manager C E Kindo told PTI today.

He said the diamond found at the Majwaha area in Panna was very clean and it may fetch them handsome money.

Kindo said the NMDC had earlier found 32 carat diamond in the Panna mine. It was sold for Rs 95 lakh in an auction. "That 32 carat diamond was not so clean as this one," he said.

He said the 34.37 carat diamond may fetch them more money than what they got earlier. The price of this diamond will be worked out at their Mumbai commercial office, he added. The exploration work of the NMDC has re-started in Panna 10 months back. PTI

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