holes are not only amazing, but some of them are really terrifying!
The sheer scale of these holes reminds us of just how tiny we
Kimberley Hole, South Africa
Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation
in the world, this 1097 meter
deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed
Glory Hole, Monticello Dam, California
This is the 'Glory Hole' at Monticello dam, and
it's the largest in the
world of this type of spillway, its size enabling it to consume
cubic feet of water every second. A Glory Hole is used when a
is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir.
Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah
This is supposedly
the largest man-made excavation on earth.
Extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing
constantly. In its current state the hole is miles deep and 2.5
Diavik Mine, Canada
The mine is so huge and the area so remote that
it has its own airport
with a runway large enough to accommodate a Boeing 737.
It looks equally cool when the surrounding water is frozen.
Mirny Diamond Mine, Serbia
This hole is
an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond
in the world. At 525 meters deep, with a top diameter of 1200
even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters having
been sucked in.
These photos are of a sinkhole that occurred early
this year in Guatemala.
This hole swallowed a dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.
Great Blue Hole, Belize
This incredible geographical phenomenon known as
a Blue Hole is
situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize. There are numerous
Blue Holes around the world, but none as stunning as this one.
Can't Miss Hole, Dubsdread Course, Orlando, Florida
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the Guatamala City sink hole, next.
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