Aikhal

Aikhal

 

an urban-type settlement in the Yakut ASSR. Located on the Viliui Plateau, 500 km northwest of the city of Mirnyi. Population, 4,900 in 1968.

Aikhal was founded in 1962 with the opening of the Aikhal diamond mine; its chief industry is diamond extraction. There is also a concentration plant and a branch of the Viliui Technicum of Power Machinery Construction. A major building and construction program includes houses, schools, and stores, which will be connected by enclosed streets and promenades.

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Tenders are invited for ) : The right to contract for works to strengthen the supports A -208 " Aikhal -GPP -6" for the needs of "Yakutskenergo"
It currently has three underground mines with a combined design capacity of 2mnt of ore per year eAE International, Aikhal and Mir.
pipeline is scheduled to be built before 2000 from Kirny to the diamond mining centers of Aikhal and Udachnyy.
Its earlier underground mines, International and Aikhal, took 25 years to reach full capacity.
Four Russian divisions generate the bulk of ALROSA's diamond output On our estimates, over 95% of ALROSA's diamond output by volume comes from its four Russian divisions - Aikhal, Mirny, Udachny and Nyurba.
Aikhal was the second mine to move underground after the open pit reached its target depth in 1997.