NWT's Largest Diamond On Display at the Smithsonian Museum

187.7-carat diamond from Diavik mine on display at the Smithsonian Natural History museum in Washington

 

The Northwest Territories' biggest diamond find has been enjoying a marquee run at the most popular museum in the United States.

The 187.7-carat Foxfire diamond — the largest diamond ever found in North America — is on display at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.

"People have been very excited to see the diamond and we've certainly enjoyed showing it to them," said Jeffrey Post, curator of the National Gem and Mineral Collection at the museum.

Found at Diavik diamond mine in 2015, the gem was sold for an undisclosed amount last year.

 

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