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CBS LA An African pastor miracle discovery of a massive uncut diamond has just been sold at auction so the community leader can bring clean water and medical supplies to his village.
The 709 carat Diamond was discovered in the village of Koryardu in March. The diamond owner, Pastor Emmanuel Momoh, vowed to sell the gem in order bring the struggling village the relief it needed. Peace Diamond will greatly improve the lives of our people as it will bring clean water, electricity, schools, medical facilities, bridges and roads to our villages and the Kono District,
Momoh said in a statement, obtained by Forbes.
After an initial offer for the world 14th largest diamond was rejected by Sierra Leone government in May, the stone went back on the auction block and sold for $6.5 million in New York on Dec. 4. The hefty price tag, which is actually $1.3 million less than the offer in May, was paid by British jeweler Graff Diamonds.
sale of the Sierra Leone Peace Diamond represents a new future for the people of Sierra Leone, said Martin Rapaport, head of the group appointed to oversee the diamond sale. While the government of Sierra Leone says it intends to help Pastor Momoh keep his promise,
it uncertain how much of the profit will now go to the Kono District.