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nEW YORK TIMES
MARCH 25, 2017

Miners Found a 706-Carat Diamond in Sierra Leone. Who Should Get the Profit?

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Media in Sierra Leone report that a 709-carat diamond found in the country's eastern Kono District has been taken by a sales team from the National Minerals Agency to Antwerp.. More

REuters
MAY 11, 2017

Giant diamond auction fails as Sierra Leone rejects offer

FREETOWN (Reuters) - A much anticipated auction for one of the world’s largest diamonds fizzled on Thursday when the government of Sierra Leone rejected a $7.8 million bid for the rough, egg-sized stone, saying it failed
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USA TODAY
July 4, 2017

SIERRA LEONE DIAMOND: 709-CARAT GEM COULD BRING NEW RICHES TO COUNTRY

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The recent find of a mammoth diamond the size of a hockey puck has everyone in this small West African nation wondering how big a fortune it will fetch. More
 

tHE sIERRA lEONE TELEGRAPH nOVEMBER 27, 2017

Sierra Leone peace diamond to be auctioned in New York next week

Sierra Leone’s 709 carat “Peace Diamond”, the 14th largest diamond in the world is set to go on the auction block on December 4 in New York City. 

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reuters November 20, 2017

The 14th largest diamond in the world, at 709 carats, will go up for auction in New York on December 4. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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VTM NEWS NOVEMBER 15, 2017

The Peace Diamond presented in Antwerp

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New York post October 24, 2017

Sierra Leone to auction 709-carat ‘Peace Diamond’ to benefit the poor

Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world’s largest, in New York in December. More


The Australian October 23, 2017

Peace Diamond to be Auctioned for Poor

Sierra Leone hopes to raise millions of dollars for development projects by auctioning a huge uncut diamond, believed to be one of the world's largest, in New York in December. More


The Business Times October 19, 2017

Sierra Leone plans to sell 709-carat diamond in NY auction

OFFICIALS in Sierra Leone said on Tuesday that it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the "blood diamonds" of its past. More


The Australian October 18, 2017

Sierra Leone gem sale a break with ‘blood diamond’ past
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24 News October 18, 2017

Sierra Leone to sell 709-carat diamond in NY auction

Freetown - Sierra Leone said on Tuesday it plans to auction off a massive 709-carat diamond at a December sale in New York, aiming to make a clean break with the "blood diamonds" of its past. More


National Jeweler October 18, 2017

Sierra Leone’s 709-Carat Peace Diamond Going to Auction

New York--The government of Sierra Leone will auction off a 709-carat rough diamond, dubbed the “Peace Diamond,” with the help of Rapaport Group. More


Rough Polished October 12, 2017

Rapaport to auction Sierra Leone 709 carat diamond

Rapaport said it has been selected by the government of Sierra Leone as the marketing and sales agent of the 709 carat diamond, which was discovered by an artisanal miner last March in the village of Koryardu.  More



The Jewelry Editor October 17, 2017

The 709-carat Peace Diamond offers hope for Sierra Leone

Thanks to the honesty of a provincial pastor, the sale of the historic Peace Diamond is set to improve lives in one of the world's poorest countries. More


Yahoo! Finance October 11, 2017

Rapaport to Auction Historic Sierra Leone 709 Carat “Peace Diamond”?

The Government of Sierra Leone is pleased to announce the appointment of The Rapaport Group as the marketing and sales agent of the Peace Diamond. This 709 carat diamond, discovered by diamond diggers in the village of Koryardu, is the 3rdlargest diamond ever found in Sierra Leone and 14th largest worldwide. More


BUSINESS INSIDER OCT. 3, 2017

SIERRA LEONE'S 709 CARAT DIAMOND LANDS IN ANTWERP FOR SALE

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Media in Sierra Leone report that a 709-carat diamond found in the country's eastern Kono District has been taken by a sales team from the National Minerals Agency to Antwerp, Belgium.

The diamond's discovery in March caused a sensation and is the second-largest ever found in this West African nation. The gem, a bit smaller than a hockey puck, is among the 20 largest diamonds ever found. More


Sierra Network September 5,2017

Latest Update On Sierra Leone 709 Carat Diamond

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MSN May 7, 2017

Sierra Leone buzz: What's 709-carat diamond worth?

The recent find of a mammoth diamond the size of a hockey puck has everyone in this small West African nation wondering how big a fortune it will fetch. More


USA TODAY April 7, 2017

What is a whopping 709-carat diamond worth? It's a mystery in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — The recent find of a mammoth diamond the size of a hockey puck has everyone in this small West African nation wondering how big a fortune it will fetch. More


ABC NEWS MAY 11, 2017

$7.7 million bid for Sierra Leone 709-carat diamond fails

A Sierra Leone official says a $7.7 million bid for a 709-carat diamond has failed because it didn't meet the government's target price. More


AlJazeera mAY 11, 2017

Sierra Leone: 709-carat diamond to be auctioned ofF

A 709-carat diamond is being auctioned in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.It is the largest uncut diamond to be found in four decades and was discovered in the Kono district, in eastern Sierra Leone, where many depend on mining for their livelihood. More


The Hindu
March 24, 2017

Five-year prayer answered as pastor finds 709-carat diamond

Evangelical preacher Emmanuel Momoh prayed for five years that he would discover the diamond he needed to pull his family out of poverty in eastern. More
 


Metro March 17, 2017

Pastor finds 706-carat diamond worth more than £50million

Pastor Emmanuel Momoh found the 706-carat alluvial diamond in Yakadu village in Sierra Leone’s diamond-rich east, an informal mining sector, and it was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma on Wednesday, said presidential spokesman Abdulai Bayraytay. More


The Telegraph mARCH 16, 2017

Sierra Leone pastor unearths one of the largest diamonds ever found

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