In Yakutia, the largest diamond found
• the largest diamond discovered in Yakutia
Despite the fact that Russia is rich diamond deposits, large stones mined not too often. luck Recently smiled miners "Alrosa" company, which found the field Udachninsky mining factory diamond-champion. These sensational findings in Yakutia was not long ago.
If you compare with other diamond stone, which is usually mined in the area of the tube "Successful" in the north of Yakutia, it is huge. Its dimensions are 40 * 31 * 20 mm, and weight - 191, 46 carats. In addition to the size of the find as surprising for its purity - the diamond is transparent and has only a slight yellowish tinge.
The representatives of the diamond mining company "ALROSA" said that the diamond of comparable size and quality of the last times have found 2, 5 years ago. Eugene Agureeva, who heads the United Selling Organization "Alrosa", believes that the gem with such characteristics has once again confirmed that the kimberlite pipe "Lucky" has not yet exhausted its resources and is able to give the country a lot of valuable raw materials.
Udachninsky mine where a valuable discovery was made
Tube "successfully" mastered the miners since 1955 and is considered to be the most productive in Russia. In addition, the field is one of the largest in the world. Udachninsky GOK is a place where there is the largest and most valuable stones.
It was here in 1982 were produced by the unique diamond "60 years YASSR" weighing 173 carats and a 7 "Yakutsk-350" weighing 126 carats 3. Absolute record field is found in the 2013 Diamond "Alexander Pushkin" weighing 320, 65 carats.