YAKUTSK, July 19. /TASS/. The company “ALROSA” has extracted two large diamond weighing almost 110 and more than 75 carats on deposits in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). This was announced Wednesday in a press-service of the company.
“On 18 July, a particularly large crystal weighing nearly 110 carats produced at the processing plant No. 3 of Mirny mining and processing plant (GOK) AK “ALROSA”. Two days earlier at the processing plant No. 14 of the Aikhal MPD was mined diamond weighing over 75 carats,” said the company.
The press service added that large diamonds became a kind of gift to two anniversaries celebrated in these days, to the 60th anniversary of the diamond industry and the 25th anniversary of the company “ALROSA”.
Both crystal, according to preliminary estimates, – quality jewelry. They have the shape of octahedron (a polyhedron with eight faces) and contain minor inclusions. One of the diamonds has a straw-yellow tint.
After a few days the gems will go to the Center of sorting of diamonds “ALROSA”, where they will study carefully and each will issue a special passport. According to the company’s tradition, the facts of extraction of diamonds can be assigned names. This question the company will consider in the near future.