These holes are amazing, some of them are really
terrifying - especially number 8 !
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 1914
2. 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
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.
Began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in
Constantly. In its current state the hole is ¾ 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 this one.
5. Mirny Diamond Mine , Serbia
I'm pretty sure most people have seen this one. It's an absolute
Beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mines in the
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
6. 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
It looks equally cool when the surrounding water is frozen.
7. Sinkhole in Guatemala
These photos are of a sinkhole that occurred in Guatemala .. The hole swallowed
a dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.
8. The really terrifying one?
This is the famous @SSHOLE found in America. You have
probably read about this hole.
It is capable of
throwing out tons of MANURE daily and, pose as a President.