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Alrosa: New Mayskaya Pipe Will Produce 1 Million Carats Per Year

The newly developed pipe is expected to start yielding diamonds in 2025
Underground diamond mining Russia
Credit: Alrosa

Russian mining giant Alrosa said that the newly developed Mayskaya pipe is expected to start yielding diamonds in 2025, and that the deposit will bring approximately 1 million carats a year, Rough & Polished reports.

 

230 carat diamond Russian miner Alrosa
Credit: Alrosa

 

The Mayskaya pipe was discovered in 2006. It is located in the Nakyn ore field, close to the nminer’s existing Botuobinsky and Nyurbinsky open pits and 3 km southwest of the Botuobinskaya pipe in the Nyurbinsky district of Yakutia – about 300 km from the town of Mirny.

 

Underground diamond mining miners
Credit: Alrosa

 

Alexey Kovalenko, Head of the Mirny-Nyurba Division, said that Mayskaya “[…] will help Alrosa to achieve its mid-term production outlook of 35-36 million carats by 2025-2026.”

 



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