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Mir Mine (Russian: Кимберлитовая алмазная трубка "Мир"; English: kimberlite diamond pipe "Peace") is an abandoned open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia. The mine is 525 m deep and has a diameter of 1.25 km. It was the first[1] and one of the largest diamond pipes of the USSR. Mir Mine was discovered on June 13, 1955 by Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina and V.Avdeenko during the large Amakinsky Expedition in Yakut ASSR. It was operated for almost 50 years - until April 30, 2004[2] Hewn kimberlite core sample from the James Bay Lowlands region of Northern Ontario, Canada. ... // For other uses, including the shape â—Š, see Diamond (disambiguation). ... The El Chino mine located near Silver City, New Mexico is an open-pit copper mine Open-pit mining refers to a method of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow. ... // For other uses, including the shape â—Š, see Diamond (disambiguation). ... Siberian Federal District (dark red) and the broadest definition of Siberia (red) Siberia (Russian: , Sibir’; Tatar: Seber) is a vast region of Russia and northern Kazakhstan constituting almost all of Northern Asia. ... // For other uses, including the shape â—Š, see Diamond (disambiguation). ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Transliterated: Proletarii vsekh stran, soedinyaytes!) (Russian: Workers of the world, unite!) Anthem: The Internationale (1922-1944) Hymn of the Soviet Union (1944-1991) Capital Moscow Largest city Moscow Official language(s) None; Russian de facto Government Federation of Soviet Republics Establishment October Revolution  - Declared 30 December 1922   - Recognized 1... The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Yakut: Саха Республиката; Russian: ) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... April 30 is the 120th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (121st in leap years), with 245 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Bibliography

  • Khabardin, Yuri (1999). The Way to the Diamond Pipe (in Russian). Moscow: Geoinformmark. ISBN 5900357236.

References

  1. ^ The Nature of Diamonds - Russia. American Museum of Natural History. Retrieved on September 8, 2006.
  2. ^ Mir Mine (in Russian). Far East Geological Institute. Retrieved on September 8, 2006.

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External links

  • United States Mine Rescue Association
  • BBC News Photo journal: "Postcards from Russia"

Coordinates: 62°31′45.92″N, 113°59′36.74″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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