From quarry to carat: Delve into Alrosa’s mining ops

From quarry to carat: Delve into Alrosa’s mining ops

Step behind the scenes at Alrosa - Russia’s largest diamond mining company. Although they produced some 36.7 million carats last year, producing a diamond is no easy feat.
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