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Encyclopedia > Udachnaya pipe
View of the Udachnaya open pit.
View of the Udachnaya open pit.

The Udachnaya pipe (Russian: Трубка Удачная - Successful Pipe) is a large diamond deposit in Yakutia, Russia. It is located within the Arctic circle, at (66°25′N 112°19′E) in the Daldyn kimberlite field. Udachnaya was discovered in 1955 by Shhukin V. N. and his team. It is 530 m deep. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3296 KB) Photo of Uadachnaia Pipe from helikopter. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (3264x2448, 3296 KB) Photo of Uadachnaia Pipe from helikopter. ... A scattering of round-brilliant cut diamonds shows off the many reflecting facets. ... The Sakha (Yakutia) Republic (Yakut: Саха Республиката; Russian: ) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation (a republic). ... World map showing the five major circles of latitude A sign along the Dalton Highway marking the location of the Arctic Circle The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. ... Hewn kimberlite core sample from the James Bay Lowlands region of Northern Ontario, Canada. ... 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Udachnaya pipe is the largest diamond deposit in Russia and one of the largest in the world. It consists of two bodies, east and west, which are both diamondiferous. Udachnaya has yielded a lot of large diamond crystals. The mine is one of the largest open pits in the world. 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. ...


See also

is the NASA WorldWind link 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. ... Volcanic Pipe Volcanic pipes are subterranean geological structures formed by the violent, supersonic eruption of deep-origin volcanoes. ...


External links

  • Satellite photo of the Udachnaya pipe
  • Official website of the city Udachnyy near the pipe - in Russian, with many articles on history of the pipe

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Volcanic Pipe (432 words)
Volcanic pipes are subterranean geological structures formed by the violent, supersonic eruption of deep-origin volcano es.
Volcanic pipes are composed of a deep, narrow cone of solidified magma (described as "carrot-shaped"), and are usually largely composed of one of two characteristic rock types — kimberlite or lamproite.
Lamproite pipes operate similarly to kimberlite pipes, except that the boiling water and volatile compounds contained in the magma act corrosively on the overlying rock, resulting in a broader cone of eviscerated rock (the ejection of this rock also forms a tuff ring, like kimberlite eruptions).
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