Alrosa, the Russian diamond mining company, has uncovered a 76.07 ct. diamond that it estimates to be worth $430,000.
The diamond was recovered by the company’s Aikhal Mining and Processing Division, in the northern region of Yakutia, Republic of Sakha. The stone was located in the Yubileynaya kimberlite pipe, which was discovered in 1975.
From the company’s description of the stone: “This crystal has octahedral shape, transparent, with yellowish hue. There are small inclusions of olivine in its periphery; its superficial part contains discal crack filled with graphite and sulphide.”
Plans to sell have not been announced.