Apparently, the earth we live in also has holes so big in some places. There are holes that occur naturally, and some are due to human actions, such as mining. These forms are also very impressive hole. Consider just a few pictures below that show the biggest holes in the world.

1. Darvaza Gas Crater

DARVAZA GAS CRATER, one of biggest hole in the world
Darvaza Gas Crater

This hole is located in Turkmenistan. This hole is a hole of natural gas. Discovered in 1971, when the geologist is to dig to find new sources of natural gas. However, when the excavation done, all of a sudden the ground just ambles in, and left a huge hole. To avoid the release of harmful toxic gases, so the hole is then burned. However, apparently the result of burning, the fire is still burning up to now, as a sign that there is gas coming out of the earth.

2. Kimberley Diamond Mine

KIMBERLEY DIAMOND MINE, one of biggest hole in the world
Kimberley Diamond Mine

For the second hole in the earth, this is South Africa. The hole was caused by human actions. Where, in South Africa known as the title of the Big Hole, as the title holder of land mines using hand man in the world. In 1866 to 1914 a total of 50,000 workers digging with picks and shovels to search for 2.722 kg of diamonds. Economic value of the diamond-diamond is indeed high, but hopefully they will not forget the environmental sustainability.

3. Monticello Dam

MONTICELLO DAM, one of 10 biggest hole in world
Monticello Dam's hole

This is a dam in America. Dam located in the Napa Country has a very large hole, and can produce water, an average of 48,400 cubic feet per second. This is a picture of opening the dam.

4. Birmingham Canyon Mine

BIRMINGHAM CANYON MINE, one of 10 biggest hole in world
Birmingham Canyon Mine

This is a hole in the earth caused by mining activities of man. The location is in the USA. Strictly speaking, this is a copper mine in the Oquirrh mountains, Utah. The depth of this hole has reached 1.2 km into the ground, while the width is 4 km in diameter. Because the hole is because the human act, the possibility of opening a big can still be improved if the mining activity has not been completed. This is the biggest mining hole who ever made by man.

5. Great Blue Hole
A hole which occurs naturally in the sea. Its location is in the area of Belize. The depth of the hole is 400 feet, with a diameter of 1000 feet, and formed since the ice age. As the name implies, this hole looks blue because the sea water.

6. Mirny Diamond Mine
The Soviet Union also has a deep pit. Its depth reaches 525 meters with a diameter of 1,200 meters. However, right now mine is no longer in operation. When I was active before, it takes a travel time of approximately two-jama, from ground level up to the bottom of the mine pit. Well, it was clear that this is indeed very deep hole.

7. Diavik Mine
This is a diamond mine in the country Canada. Diavik Mine opened in 2003. Production of these mines every year is to reach 1,600 kg of diamonds.

8. Sinkhole

SINKHOLE, one of biggest hole in world
Sinkhole, Guatemala

The hole that occurred in Guatemala is a hole that occurs because of natural erosion. According to his theory, the hole is due to river erosion in the basement. The appearance of this hole in 2007. The occurrence of this hole is very surprising, because it occurs in the middle of town. When the land subsidence, the events were swallowing dozens of homes and killed 2 people population. Soil erosion occurs due to rain.

9. Udachnaya Pipe

UDACHNAYA PIPE, one of the biggest hole in world
Udachnaya Pipe's hole

Udachnaya Pipe is one diamond mine located in Russia. The plan, the mine will cease to operate until 2010. The mine was discovered in 1955. The depth of the soil pit at this mine is as deep as 600 meters.

10. Chuquicamata
The order of the world’s biggest holes to ten are in the country of Chile. As is known, Chile is the country with the world’s largest copper producer. Of course, many copper mines in the country. Mine which has the largest and deepest hole is Chuquicamata, with a depth of 850 meters into the ground.


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