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Alrosa rough
Alrosa Aiming to Extract Higher-Value Rough
Alrosa is expanding its use of X-ray technology in an effort to recover rarer and larger rough diamonds before the sorting system crumbles them into pieces.The Russian company is trialing upgraded equipment at its Udachny mine in Yakutia...
Mining Sep 07, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa
Alrosa Streamlines Mirny Mining Division
Alrosa has embarked on a restructuring at its Mirny mining division that will allow it to reduce operating costs while limiting job losses.The Russian miner has merged the processing-plant team with several other units, thereby...
Mining Jul 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa International Mine 150
Alrosa Mine Restarts Following Virus Closure
Alrosa has resumed operations at its International underground mine following a brief suspension after several employees tested positive for Covid-19.Management at the Russian miner’s Mirny mining and processing division, which oversees the site,...
Mining Jun 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa COVID-19 Donation
Alrosa CEO Trades Stock to Aid COVID-19 Relief
Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov has sold a portion of his stake in the company to help fight the COVID-19 pandemic.Ivanov offloaded half of his shares in the Russian mining company for RUB 18.5 million ($241,670), Alrosa...
Mining Apr 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa Mir Mine 150
Alrosa Reduces Output to Focus on Safety
Alrosa has lowered the production outlook for itsInternational mine from next year due to enhanced safety precautions following the Mir accident. “In our decision to reduce pace and output we were guided bynew,...
Mining Jun 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough
Alrosa Sales Exceed 41M Carats in 2017
Alrosa sold more diamonds than it mined in 2017, even as production grew.The Russian miner reported sales volume of 41.2 million carats for the year, up 3% from the amount it reported for 2016. Meanwhile, output rose...
Mining Jan 28, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa Mir rescue operation
Alrosa Fires Two Executives over Flood
Alrosa has dismissed two senior executives after acommission identified safety failings that resulted in the Mir mine flood inAugust. The Russian company fired Mikhail Lopatinsky, director ofthe Mirny mining and processing...
Mining Nov 20, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa mine trucks
Alrosa Sales Hit by Weak Rough Demand
Alrosa’s sales fell in the third quarter as the rough-diamond market slowed ahead of the Diwali festival.The company reported rough sales of $848 million during the period, which was 13% lower than a year ago,...
Mining Oct 25, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa Mir mine
Alrosa Calls Off Mir Rescue, Declares Eight Dead
Alrosa has called off a search for eightworkers at its Mir deposit in Yakutia, three weeks after the underground portion of the mine flooded.The danger of a sudden rush of water into themine shaft makes the rescue...
Mining Aug 27, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa hospital visit
Update: One Rescued from Flooded Alrosa Mine
Rescue workers have lifted one miner from Alrosa’sMir operation to safety following a flooding incident at the mine. Eightworkers remain underground, the diamond company reported. Alisher Mirzayev was brought to the surface on Saturday and...
Mining Aug 07, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa Mir Mirny mine
Nine Missing After Flood at Alrosa Mine
Rescue teams are hunting for nine workers at Alrosa’s Mirmine following a flood, Reuters reported Friday.Emergency services brought 133 mining staff to the surfaceout of the 142 workers who were inside the underground mine...
Mining Aug 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa Mir Mirny mine
Higher Grade Drives Alrosa Production Jump
Alrosa’s rough-diamond production grew 14% year on year inthe first half as mining grades increased, the company reported Monday.Output rose to 19.3 million carats, with the average grade —the volume of diamonds contained within...
Mining Jul 25, 2017 Rapaport News
ALROSA's Udachniy mine
ALROSA's 2Q Production -16%
ALROSA’s diamond production fell 16 percent year on year to 8.043 million carats in the second quarter that ended on June 30. The company noted the decline resulted from planned annual maintenance at processing plants at its...
Mining Jul 21, 2014 Deena Taylor
ALROSA's Udachniy mine
ALROSA's 1Q Production +6%
ALROSA’s diamond production rose 6 percent year on year to 7.9 million carats in the first quarter that ended on March 31. The company noted that increased output stemmed from mining higher-grade ore at the Jubilee...
Mining Apr 22, 2014 Deena Taylor
ALROSA's Udachniy mine
ALROSA's 4Q Production +10%
ALROSA’s diamond production rose 10 percent year on year to 9.9 million carats in the fourth quarter that ended on December 31. The company noted that improved output was driven by higher grades at the Jubilee pipe,...
Mining Jan 30, 2014 Deena Taylor
ALROSA's Udachniy mine
ALROSA's 2Q Diamond Production +16%
ALROSA’s diamond production rose 16 percent year on year to 9.627 million carats in the second quarter that ended on June 30. The company noted that improved output was driven by its Aikhal underground mine reaching...
Mining Aug 07, 2013 Avi Krawitz
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