Diamond miner ALROSA discovered the first large diamond weighing more than 50 carats on your new the Verkhne-Munskoe Deposit in Yakutia. This is stated in the message of the company, which is at the disposal “of the Tape.ru”.
“Transparent octahedral crystal round shape with a slight yellow tint was extracted from the ore tube “polar” — one of the four kimberlite pipes developed in the field. The weight of the diamond is 51,49 carats and the dimensions are 23 x 22 x 15 mm. The estimated age of the extracted crystal — more than 350 million years,” — said in a statement.
Director of Udachny MPD Alexander Makhrachev noted that this is the first major diamond mined in a new field that “very reassuring and indicates the high potential of the field.” From the diamond plan to do one or more diamonds.
“Despite the small inclusions and cracks, diamond, undoubtedly, gem quality, faceted stones he will make one or more diamonds with high performance,” — said Makhrachev.
Top-munskoe the Deposit is located in Yakutia, in 170 kilometers from the city Successful. The official launch of the Deposit on 31 October 2018, the start of diamond production gave the President of Russia Vladimir Putin.
In September, the company announced that it plans to sell unique diamond lilac color larger than 11 carats.
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