Alrosa to mine 5 million carats per year at the Udachnaya pipe

In July of 2014, Alrosa plans to launch the largest underground mine in the world at the kimberlite pipe of Udachnaya, provided for mining of 4 million tons of ore that corresponds to production of a little more than 5 million carats of raw diamonds, the company’s head, Fedor Andreev reported at the meeting with the Russian President ,Vladimir Putin.

“In July of the current year, we plan to launch the largest underground mine in the world  - the Udachny – that will allow us not only to maintain our production level, but also provide people with jobs,” – Andreev said.

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