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AGD Diamonds sold diamonds worth 2.4 billion rubles in December 2018

05 march 2019

agd_diamonds_logo_news.pngAGD Diamonds has published its production results for December 2018.
AGD Diamonds, which develops the Grib diamond deposit in the Arkhangelsk Province, Russia, sold rough diamonds worth 2,381,170 thousand rubles. The sum of 334,519 thousand rubles was paid to the budget of the Arkhangelsk Province.
The company recovered 1,886 thousand cubic meters of rock material and produced 253 thousand tons of ore.
The company also added that in December 2018, it recovered a 11.65-carat gem-quality diamond.
Moreover, AGD spent 15,082 thousand rubles on environmental protection activities.
AGD Diamonds considers its priority to preserve the environment and introduce environmentally friendly and safe technology that does not harm nature, says the company. 

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg