There are many man made holes in the world, dug in the search for some mineral wealth. But also, there are some of them that have been produced by Nature. Below we have collected some of the most amazing holes in the world. Scroll down to find which are they and where are located. Enjoy!
1. The Great Blue Hole, Belize
The Great Blue Hole is a large submarine sinkhole off the coast of Belize. It is about 125 meters deep and its diameter is about 300 meters wide. It is one of the world’s most recognizable natural wonder.
2. Diavik Diamond Mine, Canada
The Diavik Mine is a mine in the Northwest Canada. It goes to 240 meters below the surface. The Diavik Mine produce 8 million carats or about 1,600 kg of diamonds every year.
3. The Udachnaya Pipe, Russia
The Udachnaya pipe is the largest diamond deposit in Russia and one of the largest in the world. It is more than 600 meters deep, which makes it the 3rd deepest open-pit mine in the world.
4. The Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah, USA
The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit. It is located southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in the Oquirrh Mountains. The Bingham Canyon pit is now 2.5 miles wide and 0.75 miles deep.
5. The Mirny Diamond Mine, Russia
The Mirny Diamond Mine is an open pit diamond mine. It is located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The Mirny Diamond Mine is 525 meters deep and has a diameter of 1200 meters.
6. The Kimberley Diamond Mine, South Africa
The Kimberley Diamond Mine is an open-pit mine in Kimberley, South Africa. It is also known as the Big Hole. The Kimberley Diamond Mine is 1.097 meter deep.
7. Flaming Crater, Darvaza, Turkmenistan
Derweze is a Turkmenistan located in the middle of the Karakum desert. Darvaza Gas Crater or the “Door to Hell” is 60 meters in diameter and 20 meters deep.
8. Chuquicamata, Copper Mine, Chile
Chuquicamata is one of the biggest open pit copper mine in the world. It’s located in the north of Chile. Chuquicamatais one of the deepest open-pit mine in the world – 850 meters.
9. Monticello Dam, California, United States
Monticello Dam is a dam in Napa County, California, United States.
10. Guatemala Sinkhole
The Guatemala City sinkhole is 18 meters (60 feet) wide and 100 meters (300 feet) deep.