ALROSA uses advanced machinery in all our open-pit mines. These include excavators, drill rigs, and loaders, of both Russian and foreign makes. To prevent diamond breakage when blasting rock, we use special low-impact technology. In fact, our pits are unique. In terms of both mining practice and geological parameters, they are unmatched anywhere in the world.
After the open pit reaches the planned design depth, the area of mining operations is expanded.
The ore (kimberlite) is extracted by blasting, then transported to a processing plant by supersize mine trucks (with a capacity of up to 136 tonnes).