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7 Big-Ass Holes in the Earth

Posted on 25 August 2008 by admin

These holes are not only amazing, but some of them are really terrifying! The sheer magnitude of these gaping holes reminds us of how men will scar the earth to pursue their quest for power and wealth.

Kimberley Big Hole - South Africa

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Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 meter deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed in 1914. More Info - Wiki Link

Glory Hole - Monticello Dam, California

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A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the reservoir. 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 14,400 cubic feet of water every second.

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 miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.

Great Blue Hole , Belize

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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.

Mirny Diamond Mine , Siberia

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I'm pretty sure most people have seen this one. It's an absolute beast and holds the title of largest
open diamond mines 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 having been sucked in.

Diavik Mine, Canada

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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.

Sinkhole in Guatemala

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

That's all the holes we've got for you. Know of any others? Tell us about them in the comments.

Related Reading:

First Science EncyclopediaFirst Science Encyclopedia
History of the Conflict Between Religion and ScienceHistory of the Conflict Between Religion and Science
The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works (National Geographic)The Science Book: Everything You Need to Know About the World and How It Works (National Geographic)

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    From what I saw, the blue hole and the sink hole were by far much more impressive than anything man created in the list... much more terrifying to think that there are things man has no control of, than a bunch of mines in the middle of nowhere, that wouldn't be supporting more than a handful of people, without the commerce that man created industry brings.
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    Berkeley Pit, Butte, Montana. It may not be the biggest-ass hole, but it's the baddest-ass hole.

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  • Billius
    Mighty impressive, but they all look a little too big. Nothing I'd like to stick my junk in.
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    What would cause helicopters to be sucked into the Siberian hole?
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    Hahaha, when I read the title I was thinking more of people, but those are some big ass holes!
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    Which one is the hole to China?
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    "how men will scar the earth..."

    Is this a political page or a geography page? Several of these were not "scarred" by men pursuing wealth.

    Woe the anger of the passionate liberal, for it will seep into every ounce of their being.
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    The great blue hole is just freaky...
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    OMG I can't believe they yielded 3 tonnes of diamonds from the mine in South Africa. Totally amazing.
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    Wow man, fascinanting, as Dr. Spock would say. But the largest hole on earth is in the NATIONAL BUDGET of Brasil.
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    #2 is just amazing to look at, a big hole right in water I did not know that was possible! #4 is GORGEOUS, Boy would I love to live there.
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    Amazing and terrifying!!
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    Darvaza: Door To Hell. Pretty awesome hole in the ground. . .flaming nonetheless.
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    WOW! That kicks ass! Wish I had seen that one - could have added it to the list.
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    The hole between Paris Hilton's thighs.
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  • fanboy
    not serbia, but syberia ;]
    and its the largest hole in the whole world ;]
  • shaun76
    Cool, thanks. Updated.
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    Siberia, not Serbia have Mirny Diamond mine
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    Number 5 is Mirny in Russian Syberia. Dumbass!
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    lol. Ok - fixed.
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  • desan
    There is no "Mirny Diamond Mine , Serbia"! 100% sure! No diamond mines in Serbia. You western motherfuckers and assholes - you don't know nothing about us - just fairy tales! Remember 1999? Idiots!
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    you are obviously a complete fucking moron!! learn to read you uneducated fuck!! you sound like a fucking communist child with no candy....what a bitch! looks like you eastern motherfuckers are assholes as well......and fucking stupid.
  • Think about it, Motherfucker
    No, you just don't understand any of the comments above, the picture origionally said Serbia.. the ORIGIONAL POSTER OF THE TOPIC fix'd it. Fool.
    And to you and all you other idiot's. USA FOR THE WIN.
  • microwaveb
    OP is a retard, he meant 'Siberia'
  • Kisa

    Right, no mine. That's certainly what THESE sources say. >_<
  • ken
    it doesn't say serbia, it says siberia. calm down, take a closer look.
  • Phil E. Drifter
    Mirny Diamond Mine, *Syberia*. SYBERIA, SYBERIA, SYBERIA, of the former USSR! NOT SERBIA, RETARD! Learn to fucking read!
  • microwaveb
  • shaun76
    You are correct, it's Siberia. I fixed it. Thanks!
  • jack sparrow
    whats the difference between serbia and syberia
  • JJ
    There is a mine, but it's abandoned now - dolt.

    Here's a satellite picture of it if you don't believe me
  • Saburac
    Thats the mine but as you can see Serbia is way over here
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    fuck off you communist bitch
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  • Kenbo
    Relax, It was just a mistake ! I think you over reacted just a bit.
  • shaun76
    I got a good laugh from his comment.
  • RandomStumbler
    Serbia ≠ Syberia Learn to read
  • RandomStumbler
    Adding to which it is spelled "Siberia"
  • Kevin
    Not what I expected.
  • jamescarlos
    love the title
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    i agree the title is definitely so catchy, these holes are awesome too bad some of them are caused by mans misbehavior
  • Steve
    Wow, impressive holes. :)
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