A man operating a small scale brick kiln business has found a 26.11 carat diamond in a shallow mine in Madhya Pradeshâ€™s Panna district.
Sushil Shukla, a resident of Kishoreganj in Panna town, and his partners found the diamond on Monday in the mine located near Krishna Kalyanpur area.
Shukla runs a small scale brick kiln business on a rented land, he and his family were also involved in the diamond mining work for the last 20 years, but this was the first time that he unearthed such a big gem.
The gem will be put up for auction in a couple of days and the proceeds would be given to the miner after the deduction of government royalty and taxes, the official said.
The precious stone may fetch up to Rs 1.20 crore in auction, Pannaâ€™s diamond officer Ravi Patel said.