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Any color diamond is a great investment

Bruno Scarselli belongs to the 3rd generation of the Scarselli family, which has for the last half-century been producing and selling some of the world’s highest quality yellow, blue and pink diamonds available on the market. Bruno heads the company...

20 november 2017

It’s crucial everybody feels confident that their suppliers use the System of Warranties - Stephane Fischler

The System of Warranties (SoW) in the diamond industry dates back to 2002, when the World Diamond Council (WDC) in team with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...

13 november 2017

IIDGR’s proprietary technology gives polished diamonds unique identity

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a unit of the global diamond giant, De Beers, grades natural stones and is also using its proprietary inscription technology to inscribe a unique identification on tables of each...

07 november 2017

In future, only those who offer innovative designs will survive

A science graduate from Madras University, Srinivasan's one-man venture with just 10 employees launched in 1984 has now grown into the present Emerald Group, in about 3 plus decades. The Group from Southern India is one of the largest jewellery manufacturing...

30 october 2017

Conditions are still very difficult - Ernie Blom

Ernie Blom, the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) for the third term, has served on a range of industry bodies as an executive as well as chairman for many years, including Chairman, Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa...

23 october 2017

Hydrogeological situation at Mir diamond mine put under stricter monitoring

17 august 2017
Currently, the main task is to ensure the safety of miners and rescuers on the mine’s level of -210 meters, where search works are carried on. To this end, ALROSA specialists monitor the water level in the quarry and in the underground mine every two hours based on the work plan. The monitoring is carried out by Rietl vz-4000 laser scanner and a Leica ts-06 total station. The obtained measurements permit to create a 3D model of water accumulated on the bottom and estimate its volume. These parameters are laid in the schedule of filling the mine with water and make it possible to calculate the degree of danger for the rescue operation. In addition, the pumps installed for dewatering are equipped with ultrasonic flowmeters. The readings of these devices are taken into account when assessing the risk of search and rescue operations.
During the past day, eight 51 men strong paramilitary units of Russia’s EMERCOM were sent to the mine to continue search and rescue works. Cargos were thrown off from helicopters into the quarry above the underground mine, which helped to drain some part of water (more than 2000 m3) from its pit. In total, 77 meters of underground workings were cleared from 1 685 m3 of rock mass.

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