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ALROSA unearths a yellow 17.4 ct diamond at its new Verkhne-Munskoye deposit

21 february 2020

ALROSA has recovered a 17.44-carat diamond at the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit for the first time since the beginning of its operations.
The gem-quality fancy stone has a bright yellow color.
According to the company, the diamond was produced at the Zapolyarnaya kimberlite pipe of the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit. 

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Image credit: ALROSA

“This is the first rough diamond with bright color found at the Verkhne-Munskoye since it was launched in 2018,” said Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO of ALROSA. “The United Selling Organization of ALROSA will assess and evaluate this stone in detail. We hope this deposit will give us more large and interesting discoveries in future.”
Basically, only two ALROSA enterprises - «Severalmaz» in the Arkhangelsk Region and «Almazy Anabara» in the north of Yakutia - produce fancy stones. Such diamonds are cut by ALROSA Diamonds.

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