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Udachnaya pipe

Discovery and Location

  • Discovered on 15 June 1955, two days after the discovery of the diamond pipe Mir by Soviet geologist Vladimir Shchukin and his team.
  • The nearby settlement of Udachny is named after the deposit.


  • Approximately 640 meters (2,100ft) deep, ranking it as the third deepest open-pit mine globally.
  • Estimated reserves of 225.8 million carats (45.16t) of diamonds.
  • Annual production capacity of 10.4 million carats (2.08t).

Ownership and Control

  • Controlled by Russian diamond company Alrosa since 2010.

Related Mines and Concepts

  • Mir mine
  • Volcanic pipe

References and External Links

  • Barthelmy, David. Amakinite Mineral Data. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  • Meeting of ALROSA Supervisory Board. Alrosa. 2004-05-24. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  • Udachny town, Yakutia, established by Udachnaya Pipe in 1968.
  • М. Владимиров; Р.М. Лобацкая; Н.В.Воронцова; В.М.Усачев (2006). МИРОВОЙ РЫНОК ЮВЕЛИРНЫХ КАМНЕЙ (in Russian). Irkutsk: IrGTU. p.107. Archived from the original on 2007-02-25. Retrieved 2006-12-31.
  • Diamond deposits in the Sakha Republic. 25 June 2012.
  • Wikimedia Commons has media related to Udachnaya pipe.
  • Satellite photo of the Udachnaya pipe
  • Alexeev, Sergey V; Alexander V. Drozdov; Tatyana I. Drozdova; Ludmila P. Alexeeva (2006-03-16). The First Experience of Saline Drainage Waters Disposal from the Udachnaya Pipe Quarry into Permaforest. Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder. Archived from the original on 2007-11-14. Retrieved 2006-12-31.

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