Mining

ALROSA is one of the world’s largest companies in terms of the amount of rock mass processed.

ALROSA’s main mining and processing operations are located in two Russian regions: the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Arkhangelsk region in the northwest of the Russian Federation. The company has open-pit and underground mining as well as alluvial operations in Yakutia, and there are only open-pit mines in the Arkhangelsk region.

The company’s production is based on 11 primary and 13 placer deposits. These are grouped according to territory in a number of mining and processing divisions (MPDs), including subsidiary enterprises. There are four MPDs: Udachny, Aikhal, Mirny and Nyurba; and two subsidiaries: Almazy Anabara (including mining and processing capacities of Nizhne-Lenskoye) and Severalmaz. Each MPD consists of several mines, processing plants and equipment stock.

AIKHAL MPD

Conducts diamond mining at the following deposits:

Processing of ore from the Aikhal MPD mines is currently undertaken at Processing plants No. 8 and No. 14 with annual capacity of 1.7 and 10 million tons of ore respectively.

In 2016, the Aikhal MPD produced 12.228 million carats of rough diamonds.

MIRNY MPD

The oldest mining and processing division of ALROSA, conducts diamond mining at the following deposits:

The processing of ore from all mining operations is currently undertaken at a central processing plant, Plant No. 3 with annual capacity of 2 million tons of ore. Additional production is derived directly from Dredges Nos. 201, 202 and 203 working the placer deposits.

In 2016, the Mirny MPD produced 7.808 million carats of rough diamonds.

UDACHNY MPD

Conducts diamond mining at the following deposits:

Processing of ore from all the mining operations at Udachnaya and Zarnitsa pipes is currently undertaken at a central processing plant, Plant No. 12, located in the town Udachny.

In 2016, the Udachny MPD produced 3.167 million carats of rough diamonds.

NYURBA MPD

One of the youngest MPD’s of ALROSA Group, conducts mining at the Nakyn kimberlite field. Conducts diamond mining at the following deposits:

Processing of ore from all mining operations is currently undertaken at central processing plants, Plant No. 15 and Plant No. 16, with design capacity of 0.5 million tons and 1.4 million tons of ore per year, respectively.

In 2016, the Nyurba MPD produced 6.793 million carats of rough diamonds.

JSC ALMAZY ANABARA

A subsidiary of ALROSA conducts mining at 7 placer deposits in the basin of Anabar River: Morgogor, Istok, Kholomolokh, Ebelyakh, Gusinoye, Ruchey 41 and Kurung-Yuryakh.

In 2016, the subsidiary produced 3.421 million carats of rough diamonds.

JSC NIZHNE-LENSKOYE

Established in 1994. In 2013, was acquired by Almazy Anabara.

Nizhne-Lenskoye conducts diamond mining at the placer deposits Molodo and Billyakh that are located in Bulunsky and Anabarsky uluses (districts) of Yakutia in close vicinity to Almazy Anabara.

In 2016, Nizhne-Lenskoye produced 1.724 million carats of rough diamonds.

PJSC SEVERALMAZ (Lomonosov MPD)

Severalmaz (99.6% owned by ALROSA) develops Lomonosovskoe deposit in the Arkhangelsk region. The diamond deposit named after M.V. Lomonosov consists of 6 kimberlite pipes with more than 285 million tons of total resources, according to JORC Code.

Today the company conducts mining at the following deposits:

Processing of ore from all mining operations is currently undertaken at central processing plants, Plant No. 1 and No. 2. The second plant was commissioned in 2014 increasing the processing capacity of Lomonosovsky MPD from 1 million tons of ore to 4 million tons of ore per year.

This page was last updated on 27 August 2013 at 14.05