This Day In History - Largest Diamond Found 1905

Largest Diamond Found 1905

Monday, January 25, 2021

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Event Description

On January 25, 1905, at the Premier Mine in Pretoria, SouthAfrica, a 3,106-carat diamond is discovered during a routine inspection by the mine's superintendent. Weighing 1.33 pounds, and christened the "Cullinan," it was the largest diamond ever found.

Event Location

Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa