The largest diamond in the world: Cullinan Diamond Often known as the “Star of Africa”, or the Cullinan Diamond, this gorgeous stone is a whopping 3,106 carats for a weight of 1.3 pounds. Incipiently found in 1905 in the Premier Mine in Pretoria, South Africa by Thomas Evan Powell. Being just a humble employee, Powell gave the diamond to Frederick Wells, the mines supervisor, to decide what to do with it. The process of uncovering this diamond was in no way special or different from other finds. Powell found it during a routine inspection eighteen feet below. What is strange is that despite the diamond mine being large, it is by no means the largest diamond mine in the world. In fact, it is not even in the top ten!…
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