Amazing holes (sent by Michael)
Kimberley Big 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 in 1914)
Glory Hole - Monticello Dam, California (A glory hole is used when a dam 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 in size constantly. In its current state the hole is miles deep and 2.5 miles wide.)
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.)
Mirny Diamond Mine , Serbia (This one is 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 having been sucked in.)
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.)
Sinkhole in Guatemala (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. And the most terrifying one of all?)
This is the famous 'Rat Hole' that you have heard about.
It is capable of swallowing trillions and trillions of U.S. Dollars... Annually!
Never to be heard from again.