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25 october 2019

This last Wednesday, AGD Diamonds developing the Vladimir Grib diamond mine in the Arkhangelsk Province, met an official delegation of Caterpillar, the manufacturer of mining equipment led by Jacob de Wit, Director of Caterpillar Global Mining CIS. 

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This last Wednesday, AGD Diamonds developing the Vladimir Grib diamond mine in the Arkhangelsk Province, met an official delegation of Caterpillar, the manufacturer of mining equipment led by Jacob de Wit, Director of Caterpillar Global Mining CIS.
During the visit, the delegation inspected the Service Center of Zeppelin Russland and the conditions for using Caterpillar equipment in open-pit mining operations. The parties discussed the prospects for cooperation. Following the visit, they signed a protocol on cooperation in the areas covering the supply of new equipment manufactured by Caterpillar to the Grib Mining and Processing Division; the extension of the medium-term service contract with Zeppelin Russland for the maintenance of Caterpillar equipment; the use of innovative engineering solutions to improve the efficiency of heavy bulldozers in the continuous production of kimberlite ore.
The protocol of the joint meeting was signed by Igor Dyukarev, First Deputy General Director for Economics and Finance of AGD DIAMONDS, and Vladimir Schmidt, Director of Mining and Quarry Equipment, Zeppelin Russland.
AGD DIAMONDS is using advanced ore concentration technology recognized as one of the best in the world while producing diamonds at the Grib Mine.
The company has successfully been applying a non-explosive method for mining kimberlites at the Grib Mining and Processing Division since 2018, which allows it to keep large diamonds intact.
Recently, AGD DIAMONDS produced an exclusive gem-quality diamond weighing 104.12 carats. Besides the company recovered unique diamonds weighing 222.09 and 127.34 carats in May and unearthed a single diamond crystal weighing 212.53 carats in July.
The Grib Diamond Field is one of the largest in the world, ranking fourth by diamond reserves in Russia and seventh in the world. 

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