ALROSA FINDS THE LARGEST DIAMOND IN 2.5 YEARS
Russian mining giant Alrosa has reported the discovery of a rough diamond “weighing almost 200 carats” at the Udachnaya kimberlite pipe in mid-January 2019.
Weighing 191.46 carats, the huge stone is transparent with a slight yellowish tinge. According to the company, a diamond of comparable size “was found at the company’s deposits more than 2.5 years ago”.
Evgeny Agureev, Director of the United Sales Organization at Alrosa, commented: “Such large gem-quality discoveries, weighing more than 100 carats, confirm that there are many unique precious minerals in the reserves of the Udachnaya kimberlite pipe. Since the beginning of the development in 1967, the pipe has given hundreds of large diamonds to our company. In the near future, this rare specimen will go to the United Selling Organization for the detailed study and evaluation”.