Let’s discover the way of extracting diamonds in the Russian region of Ural. Only 1% of Russian diamonds come from here, but with help of a very interesting machine.
This is how Russia looks like here. Guess what cars you can come across along this road.
Right, only log and diamond trucks. The latter resemble bakery delivery for security reasons.
All in all people don’t care much about security here, though. Substation territory is locked with door bolt from the 19th century.
It’s time to get acquainted with the very machine that extracts diamonds. It is called dredge. That thing at the front has a lot of scoops which deliver ground with diamonds inside the dredge. Then diamonds get separated from the ground that goes off the big pipe at the back.
This whole construction is said to swim. Well, at least, there are buoys everywhere.
The first Russian diamond was found right in this region and in 1940s the industry was launched.
Some local citizens think that dredges do awful harm to the landscapes as they disfigure rivers and banks.