|Russian mining company Alrosa has announced the recovery of three large rough diamonds from its Jubilee (Yubileynaya) pipe at Aikhal Mining and Processing Division during the month of October.
The stones, which the company notes are of gem quality, are described as:
A 82.82-carat octahedron transparent yellow-tinted rough diamond with small inclusions;
A 108.34-carat transparent yellow-tinted rough diamond with small inclusions; and,
A 163.11-carat transparent yellow-hue rough diamond with inclusions near the surface.
Commenting on the recoveries, Evgeny Agureev, Director of United Selling Organization (USO) ALROSA says, "Simultaneous extraction of three large rough diamonds, two of which are over 100 carats, within such a short period of time is a one-off event especially when it comes to gem-quality diamonds. As a rule, only 5-10 similar stones over 100 carats may be recovered within a year, and they are always in great demand at auctions."Continues Agureev: "In the short term, rough diamonds will be delivered to the United Selling Organization (USO) ALROSA, where our experts will give them a detailed assessment."