Alrosa closes 60-year-old open pit

Alrosa is completing open-pit mining at the Udachnaya pipe, one of the oldest kimberlite pipes in Russia’s Western Yakutia region, 60 years after the pipe was opened.

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End of an era: the Udachnaya open pit was one of the world's deepest

On Saturday, the diamond producer held a ceremony to mark the conservation of the open pit. From now on, the Udachnaya pipe will be fully mined underground.