Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma has instructed mining authorities to sell the gem through an global bid for interested parties from all over the world, said a statement from the country's minerals agency Saturday.
In 1972, the largest gemstone, dubbed "The Star of Sierra Leone" and weighing 969 carats was unearthed there.
The diamond was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma Wednesday evening before being locked in Freetown's central bank vault where it awaits official valuation under the Kimberley Process, which certifies diamonds as "conflict-free".
Pastor Momah is one of thousands who seek riches and fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the Kono region of Sierra Leone.
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'Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country'. However, a diamond-mining firm sold an 813-carat stone for $63m at an auction in London in May a year ago.
Sierra Leone is infamous for being one of seven African countries whose "blood" diamonds spurred a decade-long civil war. There's no guarantee that diamonds certified by the Kimberley Process are actually conflict-free, due to the ongoing presence of corrupt government officials in numerous countries involved.
The government of Sierra Leone thinks that one of its citizens is a real gem. Even with a blemish, the diamond could easily be worth millions. The diamond is the 13th largest diamond ever to be found, Rough and Polished diamond analyst Mathew NyaungwatoldBBC News Thursday. Sierra Leone's gross national income per capita stood at $620 in 2015, according to World Bank data.
An 813-carat diamond sold for £51 million at auction in London last summer.
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