In Yakutia, completed construction work on the diamond mine "International". Inside millions of tons of the precious metal of the highest quality. Production will begin next year.
The Elevator brings the next shift of miners underground. The journey takes about 10 min. At a depth of 1000 metres mined diamonds of the highest quality. "International" - Russia's first underground mine, where the diamonds are mined. Machinist Alex Tulaev paves the way deep into the earth.
Now the miners are in one step from richest deposits of diamonds. The difficulty is that on the bottom of the quarry, the lake was formed. For him in 2012, began to build special horizon. Chahta builders have strengthened almost 3.5 km of mine workings and cleared 630 meters of rails.
The main objects of the complex is almost ready. Now are excavating access roadways of the tunnels leading to the ore body. The builders will pass the horizon in September. And in 2017 there will produce the first 110 thousand tons of precious ore. Today every 3rd diamond in the world produces ALROSA. A quarter of this volume provide underground mines. In the short term, their share will increase to 35%. More than 10 million carats of the precious mineral.
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