(MINING.COM) Africa-focused Gemfields (LON: GEM) (JSE: GML) has found the largest emerald ever mined at its Kagem mine in Zambia — a 7,525-carat (1,505g) gemstone named Chipembele, which means “rhino” in the local dialect of Bemba.
While no official record exists, it is extremely unusual to encounter a gemstone weighing more than 1,000 carats and only a couple of dozen unique enough to deserve their own name.
The last time a comparable emerald was found was in 2018, when Gemfields unearthed the 5,655-carat Inkalamu, meaning “lion”. Prior to that, the company had dug up a 6,225-carat emerald in 2010, which was named Insofu – Bemba for “elephant”. Click here to read full article. https://www.mining.com/gemfields-finds-largest-emerald-to-date-at-zambia-mine/