Canada's 187.7-Carat Foxfire Diamond is Going Up for Auction

Another rare stone has been discovered. Last week Rio Tinto, the operator of Canada’s Diavik mine, announced the sale of their newly-uncovered, 187.7 carat diamond. Buried in the Northwest Territories roughly 130 miles south of the Arctic Circle, larger stones are a rarity, and the diamond would have been destroyed had its elongated shape not caused it to slip sideways through a filtering screen. The stone was (thankfully) recovered and dubbed Foxfire, named after the aboriginal description of the Northern Lights that are so frequent to the skies over where it was discovered. The Diavik Diamond mine where Foxfire was uncovered has unearthed over 90 million carats since it first began operating in 2003.

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