These holes are not only amazing, but some
of them are really terrifying - especially
The sheer scale of these holes reminds you
of just how tiny you are.
1. 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
2. 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 14,400
cubic feet of water every second.
3. 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.
4. 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
5. 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
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
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.
8. Sinkhole in
This is the famous 'Rat Hole' that you have
It is capable of swallowing trillions and
trillions of U.S.
Dollars... Annually! Never to be heard
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