Showing posts with label Top 10 Big Holes in the World. Show all posts
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Top 10 Big Holes in the World

Chuquicamata – Chile :

Chuquicamata, located in Chile, is a open copper pit mine, over over 850 meters deep, is also the largest total production of copper in the world

Udachnaya Pipe – Russia :

Udachnaya Pipe, located in Russia, is a diamond mine which was discovered in the year 1955. The mine is over 600 meters deep.

Sinkhole – Guatemala:

The Sinkhole, 300 foot deep, is one of the notable holes in the history, as the hole in the year 2007 swallowed  a dozen homes in Guatemala, which killed 2 and causing thousands to be evacuated. The sinkhole was caused by rain and by sewage flow.

Diavik Mine – Canada:

Diavik Mine, which produces 8 million carats or about 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) of diamonds every year, is located in the Northwest territories of Canada.

Mirny Diamond Mine – Siberia:

525m deep with a diameter of 1200m, the Mirny Diamond Mine in Siberia, though abandoned, was one of the first and  largest diamond Pipes in the USSR. It is believed that it took two hours of travel by trucks to reach the top to bottom.

Great Blue Hole - Belize :

1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep, The Great Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize.  Great Blue Hole was formed as a limestone cave during the last iceage.

Bingham Canyon Mine – Utah :

0.75 mile (1.2 km) deep, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, the  Bingham Canyon Mine located in Utah, is a copper mine in the Oquirrh mountains. The mine is also the world’s largest manmade excavation.

Monticello Dam – California :
The Monticello Dam located dam in Napa County, California, United States most noted for its large circular spillway with a rate of 48,400 cubic feet per second.

Kimberley Diamond Mine - South Africa :

The Kimberley Diamond Mine, which is also known as the Big Hole, still remains as the world's largest hand-dug hole in the world.  With 50,000 miners, the Kimberley Diamond Mine was dug and yielded  2,722 kg of diamonds.

Darvaza Gas Crater – Turkmenistan :