Have you ever wished for an inside peek at what it takes to find diamonds? Discovery Channel grants us access to one of the most interesting diamond hunts you can imagine with the upcoming series Diamond River Hunters (premiering on Monday 29 February at 21:00).
One of these gutsy hunters, Peter Jago, takes the time to paint a picture of what we, as viewers, can expect.
Born in South Africa and educated in Johannesburg, Peter is an entrepreneur, company director, landlord, and property developer. It's his entrepreneurial skills that encouraged him to "have a go" at looking for diamonds in the river of Lesotho.
Runtime: 43 minutes
Diamond River Hunters - Sierra Leone diamond (Kono region) - Netflix
The Sierra Leone Diamond is a 709-carat, alluvial diamond was found in 2017 by Pastor Emmanuel Momoh in river sediment in Koryardu village, Kono district, Sierra Leone. It has since been renamed The Peace Diamond.
Diamond River Hunters - The diamond - Netflix
The uncut found diamond is slightly smaller than a hockey puck. It is one of the twentieth largest ever found and the largest discovered in the past forty years. It is the second largest found in Sierra Leone, the largest being the Star of Sierra Leone, a 968.9-ct diamond discovered in 1972. The diamond appears to have a reddish stain coating it. The Ministry of Mines and Mineral Resources has attempted to clean it by “by boiling (it) in hydrofluoric acid and nitric acid for 72 hours”.
Diamond River Hunters - References - Netflix