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This past October a large 552 carat yellow diamond was discovered in northwest Canada. This unexpected gem was found at the Diavik Diamond Mine just south of the Arctic Circle, measuring 33.74 x 54.56mm. The gemstone was discovered after going through the initial screening process and went through a lot to get recovered. It won’t be sold in it’s rough form, but cut down and polished which will fetch a significant sum but it’s not known yet what that will be. The previous record holder for largest stone found in North America auctioned two large main stones for $1.3 million and that stone, known as the “Diavik Foxfire”, was only a 187 carat diamond. “A diamond of this size is completely unexpected for this part of the world and marks a true milestone for diamond mining in North America” the mining company released in their statement.