The first samples out of the tube "the World" referred to the study

The first samples from the tube mothballed mine "Mir" in the framework of the exploration of reserves of the deep horizons of the Deposit received and transmitted on the study, told RIA Novosti the head of Yakutia Aisen Nikolaev.

ALROSA previously commenced drilling operations for additional exploration of kimberlite pipe "Peace" in the framework of the strategic investment project for the recovery of diamond production at the mine after the accident.

The head of Yakutia said that there are also pre-drafting technology solutions for the construction of a new mine and conducting mining operations outside the boundaries of the danger zone from the flooded workings.

"These works, as works on supplementary exploration of deep horizons, are low in cost, so has not been interrupted, despite the crisis. It is important to finish in order to understand how to develop the company's production, is a strategic issue", - said Nikolaev.

He said that the results of these works will in 2021 or 2022 to make an assessment of economic efficiency of development of the reserves, in the case of a positive decision - in 2022-2023 years - dorsodynia to put the reserves on the balance sheet and to obtain a license for their production, develop design and estimate documentation for construction and pass the state examination. "After that it will be possible to start work on the restoration of the mine", - said Nikolaev.

He added that the developed concept, as previously, suggests that in the case of a positive decision to mine will be commissioned in 2030.

In August 2017 at the Mir mine, owned by the diamond mining company "ALROSA", the dam had burst, flooded the mine, killing eight miners. Subsequently, the former chief of "the World" Alexey Burkser and former acting chief engineer Alexander Manna was charged with violation of safety rules. The court sentenced each to two and a half years in prison.

The kimberlite pipe "Mir" was opened 65 years ago - June 13, 1955. Quarry located in the town of Mirny in Yakutia, is one of the largest in the world.