Top 10 Strangest Holes in the World - Top Biggest, Deepest, Scariest, Mysterious Holes in the World

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Top 10 STRANGEST Holes on Earth

1- Darvaza Gas Crater – Turkmenistan (The Door to Hell)

In the heart of the Karakum desert of Turkmenistan, the Darvaza Gas Crater or The Burning Gates can be seen from miles away during the dark night. This large crater is a result of a Soviet gas exploration accident in the 1950’s.

2- Kimberley Diamond Mine – South Africa

The Kimberley Diamond Mine (also known as the Big Hole) holds the (disputed) title of being the largest hand-dug hole in the world. From 1866 to 1914 50,000 miners dug the hole with picks and shovels, yielding 2,722 kg of diamonds.

3- Monticello Dam – California

Monticello Dam is a dam in Napa County, California, constructed between 1953 and 1957. The dam impounds Putah Creek to form Lake Berryessa, the second-largest lake in California.

4- Bingham Canyon Mine – Utah

The Bingham Canyon Mine is a copper mine in the Oquirrh mountains, Utah. The mine is 0.75 mile (1.2 km) deep, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide. It is the world’s largest manmade excavation. The mine has been in production since 1906.

5- Great Blue Hole – Belize

The Great Blue Hole is an underwater sinkhole off the coast of Belize. The hole is 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep. It was formed as a limestone cave during the last iceage.

6- Mirny Diamond Mine – Siberia

The Mirny Diamond Mine is 525m deep and has a diameter of 1200m. It was the first, and one of the largest, diamond Pipes in the USSR. It would take two hours for trucks to drive from the top to the bottom of the mine.

7- Diavik Mine – Canada

The Diavik Mine is a mine in the Northwest territories of Canada. The mine (opened in 2003) produces 8 million carats or about 1,600 kg (3,500 lb) of diamonds every year.

8- Sinkhole – Guatemala

In February 2007 a large sinkhole opened in a poor neighborhood in northeast Guatemala city, killing three people. The sinkhole was 100.5 m (330 ft) deep, and apparently was created by fluid from a sewer dissolving the rock underneath.

9- Udachnaya Pipe – Russia

The Udachnaya Pipe is a diamond mine in Russia. It was discovered on June 15, 1955, just two days after the discovery of the diamond pipe Mir.

10- Chuquicamata – Chile

Chuquicamata or “Chuqui” as it is more familiarly known, is an open pit copper mine in Chile.


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