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Diamond ore mining machine. Workers using a machine to extract diamond-bearing kimberlite ore at a diamond mine. This is the ALROSA Internatsionalny diamond mine near Mirny, the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. This deposit (also called the Internatsionalnaya or Inter kimberlite pipe) was discovered in 1969. ALROSA is a group of Russian diamond mining companies that is the world's leading producer of diamonds. Photographed in 2012.
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