God was definitely on this man’s side on this fateful day. A pastor working in the mines of eastern Sierra Leone has unearthed a 706-carat diamond, a discovery that experts say could be the 10th largest stone ever found and worth more than Sh5 billion.
According to Daily Nation ,the huge rock was extracted by Emmanuel Momoh, one of thousands who seek their fortunes in the informal mining sector that dominates the diamond-rich Kono region.
The diamond was presented to President Ernest Bai Koroma late Wednesday before being locked in Freetown’s central bank vault. It awaits an official valuation under the Kimberley Process, which certifies diamonds as “conflict-free”