Top 10 Strangest Holes In the Earth

Some of this amazing holes are as a result of nature while others are due to the man made activities like mining which end up creating holes in the earth. Our list picks out some of the ten most wonderful holes that are either natural or manmade which are on the face of the earth.

Our list of the top 10 amazing holes in the earth includes:

10. Udachnaya Pipe in Russia

Udachnaya Pipe in Russia

This is a hole created due to man made activities of mining. It is over 600 meters deep. Udachnaya Pipe was a diamond mine in Russia, which was discovered in 1955.

9. Diavik Mine in Canada

Diavik Mine in Canada

It is a man made hole which is found in the Northwest territories of Canada. The mine opened in 2003 and produces 1,600 kilograms of diamond every year. It is a joint venture between Diavik Diamond Mines Inc. and Harry Winston Diamond Corporation. It is on a 20 square kilometer island and it is about 220 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle.

8. Chuquicamata in Chile

Chuquicamata

This too is a man made holein Chile,where copper is mined. It is the largest mine where copper mines in the world, though it is not the largest copper mine. Its depth is at  850 meters,  which was created by copper being mined it for quite a long time, longer than the 1898 which is officially documented.

7. Sinkhole in Guatemala

Sinkhole in Guatemala

This hole in the northern Guatemala city opened in 2007, killing 3 people. It was 330 feet deep and it was created by from a sewer which dissolved the rock underneath. This has caused over one thousand people to be evacuated from the area .

6. Mirny Diamond Mine in Siberia

Mirny Diamond Mine in Siberia

This mine hole is 525 meters deep and is 1200 meters in diameter.  It is one of the largest diamond mine pipes in USSR  though now abandoned. When it was operational, it used to take trucks over 2 hours to drive from the top to the bottom of the mine.

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