5 Do You Know How Diamonds Are Extracted?

Do You Know How Diamonds Are Extracted?

Posted on March 15, 2011 by team


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.

Mighty scoops.

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.

Ural village.

In the background you may see one more dredge.

Location: the Perm region

via mmet

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5 Responses to “Do You Know How Diamonds Are Extracted?”

  1. OLUT says:

    No photos here, either. Maybe I viewed too quickly?

  2. testicules says:

    Is this place abandoned?

  3. Ivan says:

    Nah, these are the photos of one none profitable mine, nothing here

  4. George Johnson says:

    Diamonds are just common pebbles. Not rare by any means.

  5. shmalex says:

    how the f@#k is that thing supposed to swim??? o_O

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