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26/01/1905 World's largest diamond is found

It was found by a miner named Thomas Evan Powell, who brought it to the surface and gave it to Frederick Wells, surface manager of the Premier Diamond Mining Company in Cullinan, South Africa. The diamond was named after the mine's chairman, Thomas Cullinan, and presented to English King Edward VII on his 66th birthday.

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  • Diamonds cut from the Cullinan