Amazing Holes Of The world

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Mirny diamond mine, Siberia

Looking at photos like these scares and fascinates in equal doses. The sheer scale of these holes reminds you of just how tiny you are. It’s an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world. At 525 meters deep with a top diameter of 1200 meters there’s even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters being sucked in.

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The red arrow in the photo below is pointing to a huge truck.

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Kimberley big hole – South Africa

Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 meters deep mine yielded over 3 tonnes of diamonds before being closed in 1914.

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The amount of earth removed by workers is estimated to total 22.5 million tonnes.

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Glory Hole – Monticello Dam

Glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir.

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This is the glory hole belonging to Monticello dam in California and it’s the largest in the world, its size enabling it to consume 14′400 cubic feet of water every second.

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The hole can be seen at the top left of the photo above. If you were to jump in for some reason your slightly damp body would shoot out near the bottom of the dam.

Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

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This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth. extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. in its current state the hole is 3/4 mile deep and 2.5 miles wide.

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Great Blue Hole, Belize

Situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize is this incredible ‘geographical phenomenon’ known as a blue hole. There are numerous blue holes around the world but none as stunning as this one.

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At surface level the near perfectly circular hole is 1/4 mile wide, the depth in the middle reaching 145 meters.  Obviously the hole is a huge hit with divers.

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Diavik Mine, Canada

This incredible mine can be found 300km northeast of Yellowknife in Canada.

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The mine is so huge and the area so remote that it even has its own airport with a runway large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737. It also looks equally as cool when the surrounding water is frozen.

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Sinkhole, Guatemala

A sinkhole is caused when water (usually rainwater or sewage) is soaked up by the earth on a large scale, resulting in the ground collapsing.

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These photos are of a sinkhole which occurred early this year in Guatemala. the hole swallowed a dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.

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Officials blamed the monster of a hole on a ruptured sewage pipe.

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16 Responses to “Amazing Holes Of The world”

  1. Keith Says:

    Inspiring images…many thanks.

  2. Alec Moffat Says:

    The Great Blue hole is absolutely mind boggeling. It is no wonder that divers are
    fasinated by it.

  3. The Sign Guy Says:

    Hey this is really interesting, thanks

  4. Keith Says:

    Great collection. I have flown over Guatemala many times looking for the sinkhole to no avail.

  5. matt Says:

    Awesome info and pics. Would love to see and know more. Thanks!

  6. Phyllis Beshears Says:

    The most amazing sinkhole is the one located in Washington, DC where trillions of taxpayer dollars disappear and never seen again!!!

  7. fahime Says:

    it is realy amazing.I get excited.
    how can I have more photo about amaazin things in the world?

  8. Sisca Says:

    AMAZING……..I dont believe. Thanks for the picture

  9. rojin Says:

    its really amazing,am very eager to know more

  10. dorcy Says:

    Astonishing,Scary and AMAZING……… would love to travel and see them and know more about them. where do i get the updates on the researches about them?

  11. kbethke Says:

    I am curious as to why a helicopter would get ‘sucked in’ (the Mimy Mine). Anyone have any ideas on this?

  12. John Says:

    As Bugs Bunny once famously sang, “There Ain’t No Place Like a Hole in the Ground.”

  13. Zeeshan Says:

    Can anyone tell me, is there any religious fact about these holes.

    Reply on my email address also.

    Thanks

  14. PenelopeX Says:

    A hole that deep in such an openly arid climate would lend to air vortex and thermals that, given the right circumstances, could pull a helicopter into a dangerous wind tunnel. While a plane may be able to power navigate it’s way out, the helicopter’s propellers and engine wouldn’t help, the craft doesn’t have the aerodynamics and power to counter those kind of forces, evidently.

  15. Gentry D Symonds Says:

    I believe that ( the Mimy mine ) it has a gravational pull, Kind of like the black hole in outer space. I’m not 100% sure on that, but It’s a educational guess.

  16. smit parmar Says:

    i would like to visit this places..

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