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

As big as an egg! 552 carat yellow diamond unearthed

Dominion Diamond Mines, the world’s third largest producer of rough diamonds, stated in a recent press release that the diamond was mined at the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories in October this year. This oversized diamond is 54.56 mm long and 33.74 mm wide, almost the size of an egg.

The company noted that the diamond was discovered during preliminary screening at the Diavik diamond mine. Although the surface of the diamond is worn, it remains intact. The company stated that it will not sell the diamonds in the form of rough stones and will select suitable jewelry processors for cutting and polishing in the future.

The previous largest diamond in North America was a 187.7-carat diamond discovered by another mining company in the same mine in 2015.

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