Journal of Mining Science

, Volume 53, Issue 1, pp 71–76 | Cite as

Improving Evaluation Methods for Production Capacity and Life of Open Pit Diamond Mines

  • A. N. AkishevEmail author
  • I. V. Zyryanov
  • S. V. Kornilkov
  • V. D. Kantemirov
Mineral Mining Technology


The article reports basic design parameters of open pit mines of ALROSA, as well as criteria and factors that govern the choice of production capacity of an open pit diamond mine under conditions of permafrost. The analytical relations and tables to calculate open pit mine life are presented, and the influence of the rate of the downward advance of an open pit mine on its capacity is demonstrated. The authors formulate key provisions for a paragraph of the national standard of RF enabling systematization of approaches to optimization of open diamond mining parameters.


Diamond deposit open pit mine production output production capacity downward mining advance rate investment efficiency national standard 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. N. Akishev
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. V. Zyryanov
    • 1
  • S. V. Kornilkov
    • 2
  • V. D. Kantemirov
    • 2
  1. 1.Yakutniproalmaz Institute, ALROSARepublic of Sakha (Yakutia)MirnyRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Mining, Ural BranchRussian Academy of SciencesEkaterinburgRussia

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