The Udachnaya (Udachny) Pipe Diamond Mine - Video and Map

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City of Udachny and the Udachnaya Pipe Diamond Mine - Video


Video Description
City of Udachny and the Udachnaya pipe. Source: YouTube.com

Udachnaya (Udachny) Pipe Diamond Mine
Udachnaya pipe is a diamond deposit in the Daldyn-Alakit kimberlite field in Sakha Republic, Russia. It is an open-pit mine, and is located just outside the Arctic circle. Udachnaya was discovered on June 15, 1955, just two days after the discovery of the diamond pipe Mir by Soviet geologist Vladimir Shchukin and his team.

It is more than 600 metres (1980 ft) deep. Source: Wikipedia, Udachnaya Pipe

Open Pit Mining
Open-pit mining, also known as open-cast mining, open-cut mining, and strip mining, refers to a method of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow. Source: Wikipedia: Open pit mining.

Interactive Satellite Map
Explore the Udachnaya Pipe, Diamond Mine, Sakha Republic, Russia. Click the placemark. To Pan: click and drag or take advantage of the pan and zoom bars.


 

 


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