Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

Ore to be mined in Norilsk at a depth of 1800 meters using automated systems

24 july 2023

The youngest and most technologically advanced division of the mineral resource complex of Norilsk Nickel, the Rocky mine, is preparing to become the first enterprise where the company has introduced an automated drilling system for the first time.

Ore will be mined without human involvement at the Glubokaya mine at a depth of 1500-1800 meters, ttelegraf.ru reports.

Rocky is the deepest mine in Eurasia with a depth of 2056 meters. It uses ore from two deposits – Talnakh and Oktyabrsky. The combined length of the existing underground workings is more than 100 km. Mining is carried out at a depth of 700-1000 meters.

Now Rocky annually produces 2.5 million tons of ore. By 2030, Norilsk Nickel plans to increase production by 2.5 times.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished