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ALROSA considers it premature to talk about the potential of the Popigai diamond deposit

19 september 2012

ALROSA considers it premature to talk about the potential of the Popigai diamond deposit in Yakutia, the company told ITAR-TASS.
"This mineral, impactite, cannot be used in jewelry manufacturing, so we cannot speak about its influence on the structure of the world diamond market and prices. However, impactites could possibly be used as an industrial raw material. In any case, so far it is too early to speak about Popigai’s potential – in the first place, it is necessary to examine potential demand for additional supplies of industrial raw materials, the possibility of their use in industrial production and how to mine them," ALROSA said.
Late last week, media released a number of statements about a large deposit of superhard diamonds that are twice harder than normal. The statements to this effect were made by Novosibirsk scientists from the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy within the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
The deposit is located on the border of the Krasnoyarsk Region and Yakutia in the Popigai Astrobleme – a 100 kilometer wide meteorite crater formed 35 million years ago.