Sometimes our planet Earth scares us with something realy unusual and shoking.
holes in the earth

This is something you probably did not know about the Earth. These giant holes in the earth’s crust, created by nature or by human hands.

Monticello Dam
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Monticello Dam was constructed between 1953 and 1957. The dam is a medium concrete-arch dam with a structural height of 304 ft (93 m) and a crest length of 1023 ft (312 m). It contains 326,000 cubic yards (249,000 m?) of concrete. Napa County, California, United States.

Guatemala HoleGuatemala HoleGuatemala HoleGuatemala HoleGuatemala HoleGuatemala Hole
Guatemala city – A 330-foot-deep sinkhole killed at least two teenagers as it swallowed about a dozen homes early Friday and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood. Officials blamed the sinkhole on recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main.

Mir MineMir MineMir MineMir MineMir Mine

Mir Mine (kimberlite diamond pipe “Peace”) is an abandoned open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia. The mine is 525 m deep and has a diameter of 1200 m. It was the first and one of the largest diamond pipes of the USSR.

The Bingham Canyon MineThe Bingham Canyon MineThe Bingham Canyon MineThe Bingham Canyon MineThe Bingham Canyon MineThe Bingham Canyon Mine

The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mine extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in the Oquirrh Mountains. It is owned by Rio Tinto plc through Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation which operates the mine, a concentrator and a smelter. The mine has been in production since 1906, and has resulted in the creation of a pit over 0.75 miles (1.2 km) deep, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, and covering 1,900 acres (7.7 km2). According to Kennecott, it is the world’s largest man-made excavation.
Over its life, Bingham Canyon has proven to be one of the world’s most productive mines. As of 2004, ore from the mine has yielded more than 17 million tons (15.4 Mt) of copper, 23 million ounces (652 t) of gold, 190 million ounces (5386 t) of silver, and 850 million pounds (386 kt) of molybdenum. The value of these resources is greater than the Comstock Lode, Klondike, and California gold rush mining regions combined. Cumulatively, Bingham Canyon has produced more copper than any other mine in the world, although mines in Chile, Arizona, and New Mexico now exceed Bingham Canyon’s annual production rate. High molybdenum prices in 2005 made the molybdenum produced at Bingham Canyon in that year worth even more than the copper. The value of the metal produced in 2006 at Bingham Canyon was US$1.8 billion dollars.
The mine is regarded as one of the most up-to-date integrated copper operations in the world, employing 1,400 people. The smelting and refining facilities are recognised as being among the world’s best for environmental protection practice and achievement.
The infrastructure required for an operation this size is impressive. 450,000 tons (408 kt) of material are removed from the mine daily. Electric shovels can carry up to 56 cubic yards (43 m3) or 98 tons (89 t) of ore in a single scoop. Ore is loaded into a fleet of 64 very large dump trucks which each carry 255 tons (231 t) of ore at a time, at a cost of approximately US$3 million per truck. There is a five mile (8 km) series of conveyors that take ore to the Copperton concentrator and flotation plant. The longest conveyor is 2.5 miles (4 km) long and passes through an existing railroad tunnel inside the mine.
Kimberley Big HoleKimberley Big Hole
Kimberley is famous for the Big Hole, which is often called the worlds deepest man made hole. Kimberley is the place where diamonds are found. And the Big Hole is a huge pit, almost circular and 215m deep, right in the middle of the town. Just for completeness sake: Kimberley Big Hole is not the biggest man made hole, that is Jagersfontein Mine.
The diamonds found at Kimberly were formed in vertical pipes. Huge layers of rocks eroded, and so it is cut through by todays surface. The circular pipe reaches the surface right on the farm, two Dutch settlers bought in 1871. The two brothers called Johannes Nicolaas and Diederik Arnoldus de Beer soon discovered the diamonds on their ground. This lead to a diamond rush, which made it impossible for them to keep the land. They were not able to protect it from the growing tide of intruders, so they sold it. And although they did not become the owners of the mines, one of the mines inherited their name and until today the diamond trade is connected with their names. De Beers is the company which today controlls virtually all diamonds on Earth.
Today the Big Hole is about 215m deep, but 40m of ground water leave only 175m visible. Originally the hole was 240m deep, but after it was abandoned it was used to throw debris in. The underground Kimberly Mine was mined to a depth of 1097m.

Diavik Diamond MineDiavik Diamond Mine

The Diavik Diamond Mine is a diamond mine in the North Slave Region of the Northwest Territories, Canada, about 300 kilometres (186 miles) north of Yellowknife. It has become an important part of the regional economy, employing 700, grossing C$100 million in sales, and producing 8 million carats or about 1,600 kg (3,527 lb) of diamonds annually. The area was surveyed in 1992 and construction began in 2001, with production commencing in January 2003. It is connected by an ice road and Diavik Airport with a 5,235 feet (1,596 m) gravel runway regularly accommodating Boeing 737 jet aircraft.

Great Blue HoleGreat Blue HoleGreat Blue Hole

The Great Blue Hole is a large underwater sinkhole off of the coast of Belize. It lies near the center of Lighthouse Reef, a small atoll 60 miles from the mainland and Belize City. The hole is almost perfectly circular, over 1,000 feet across and 400 feet deep. It was formed as a limestone cave system during the last ice age when sea levels were much lower. As the ocean began to rise again the caves flooded, and the roof collapsed.
This site was made famous by Jacques-Yves Cousteau who declared it one of the top ten scuba diving sites in the world. In 1971 he brought his ship, the Calypso to the hole to chart its depths.



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Horaayy..there are 106 comment(s) for me so far ;)

# 1 - Ranvir Singh Bassi - 16/09/2007 - 1:41 am

Nice work. Interesting stuff


# 2 - Needa Job - 16/09/2007 - 6:12 pm

Your Face is interesting stuff


# 3 - wxrthltl jwlpklz - 16/09/2007 - 11:06 pm

I DIVIDED BY ZERO!! OH SHI-


# 4 - Arkz - 16/09/2007 - 11:12 pm

nice pics and smooth needa… makes you seem big and important…


# 5 - diane - 18/09/2007 - 11:09 am

Thought I recognized those pictures. The Glory Hole, as it’s called, only overflows in a good rain year. We need another one.


# 6 - Glen - 19/09/2007 - 5:45 pm

The one from Guatemala it`s amazing


# 7 - Anonymous - 19/09/2007 - 8:07 pm

OH LAWD IS DAT SUM EBAUMS


# 8 - jackrabbits - 20/09/2007 - 2:38 pm

very cool! Don’t know what exists until you see it.


# 9 - Mike W - 20/09/2007 - 4:25 pm

I thought you might want to add this mine on Vancouver Island BC Canada. “the deepest excavated depression below sea-level on earth” the Island Copper Mine.
Nice collection of pics :)


# 10 - Mike W - 20/09/2007 - 4:27 pm

PS: the Island Copper mine was 1,148 feet deep


# 11 - henk’s - 21/09/2007 - 11:09 pm

what a amazing…


# 12 - kevin - 23/09/2007 - 12:06 pm

This is fascinating I knew about the mines above yellow knife but i did not know of the others, what are they going to do when they are used up? leave big holes behind. they should use them for dumping trash instead of making land fills all over the place!!!!.


# 13 - Jennifer - 23/09/2007 - 7:00 pm

Amazing. Thanks for sharing this. I particularly like the wide angle quarry photos. They are great.


# 14 - Hasan - 24/09/2007 - 3:46 am

Its extremely amazing


# 15 - mark - 24/09/2007 - 8:37 am

biggest holes…you forgot GW


# 16 - Sunny - 25/09/2007 - 7:50 am

there’s a nice one in Bisbee AZ, USA… and some lovely strip mine sites in VA… nice images. whew… the one in Guatemala is just plain freaky!


# 17 - James Clavell - 25/09/2007 - 9:04 am

You forgot my ex wife.


# 18 - CactusPete - 25/09/2007 - 9:41 pm

I thought Hillary was the biggest hole


# 19 - dr2000 - 27/09/2007 - 6:27 am

I’m afraid to watch!


# 20 - batty - 28/09/2007 - 12:09 pm

you guys are all FREAKS


# 21 - batty - 28/09/2007 - 12:19 pm

tennant is a batty boy and i can smell him from here


# 22 - AnnieP31 - 29/09/2007 - 3:48 pm

Are you sure that Glory Hole isn’t from Redding, CA? Because they have one there. And to me, that looks exactly like the one in Redding. I believe it’s in Shasta Lake and that dam would be Shasta Dam.


# 23 - Aysa Armitage - 30/09/2007 - 8:20 pm

There is also a Glory Hole at the Owyhee Dam in Nyssa, Oregon which is on the East side of Oregon near Ontario, Oregon and the Glory Hole you show for California strongly resembles Owyhee Dam’s Glory Hole.


# 24 - Mahboob alam - 02/10/2007 - 11:51 pm

That is amazing…..


# 25 - josh - 03/10/2007 - 11:47 pm

i think that the biggest is in israel where the dead sea lays you should see it


# 26 - janice - 04/10/2007 - 11:16 am

Wow, WHO knew !!!!


# 27 - Anonymous - 06/10/2007 - 7:43 am

Too much drama, not enough pics!


# 28 - Tom R - 06/10/2007 - 8:31 pm

Aren’t there other “glory-hole” dams that fit on this list, like Hungry Horse Dam in Montana?


# 29 - DJ R - 07/10/2007 - 10:57 pm

Would be cool if you could post Google Earth links to these sites.


# 30 - bleh - 17/10/2007 - 4:18 am

what an absolute ripsnorter. where is my stomach?


# 31 - daedog - 17/12/2007 - 2:26 am

How about giving credit to those you stole the pics (and text) from?


# 32 - Tim - 26/12/2007 - 10:33 pm

The Glory hole pics are indeed at the Monticelo dam as credited. I live near by and its great to see these photos among the rest. Thank you for putting this together.


# 33 - Jake - 03/01/2008 - 7:41 am

Simpsons did it


# 34 - Snake - 04/01/2008 - 12:10 pm

I’ve seen these holes before…TMSU (Too much stumbleupon) syndrome?


# 35 - dikidee - 15/01/2008 - 12:21 am

Nice


# 36 - Uzair Prime - 06/02/2008 - 10:40 pm

WoW !!!!
These are the great pictures. Thanks.


# 37 - Hope - 24/02/2008 - 4:16 pm

I’m very freaked out.


# 38 - sean - 21/03/2008 - 9:05 pm

Worlds biggest holes?

They missed Paris Hilton and Courtney Love.


# 39 - Ken - 07/04/2008 - 12:50 am

Whoever said one of these holes is from Redding/Shasta is incorrect. There IS one in Whiskeytown Lake (15 miles from Redding), NOT Shasta Lake (which is also about 15 miles away). Just to clarify.


# 40 - Total anialater the 5th - 19/04/2008 - 6:18 am

Might need some better descriptions and an eighth hole.


# 41 - Total anialater the 4th - 19/04/2008 - 6:20 am

About the monticillo dam, there was a person who actuall had the experience of jumpong in there but she never lived to tell the tale how sad right?


# 42 - krishna - 22/06/2008 - 11:04 pm

gateways ti earth heart


# 43 - salma - 12/07/2008 - 4:09 am

THIS HOLES ARE LOOKING VERY DANGEROUS ONLY WHILE SEEING WHEN ANYONE WILL REALLY SEE THIS ONLY WITH 1KILOMETRE FAR HOW WOULD IT BE ITS DANGEROUS BUT INTERESTING AND KNOWLEDGE ABLE.


# 44 - airwind07 - 26/07/2008 - 10:58 am

WoW!!!


# 45 - kcgouda - 01/08/2008 - 9:59 pm

hazarrsdous pictures from india should also to be viewed.


# 46 - Bloggers Are Scum - 11/08/2008 - 2:39 pm

How is it that you use freely-available content, which you have every right to cannibalize – and don’t even credit your source (Wikipedia) as required by the license? All you needed was “Images and text (c) various Wikipedia contributors, licensed under GFDL and public domain, see en.wikipedia.org for full credits” or some such. But noooo. You had to be another content-thieving scumbag.


# 47 - JBarlow - 22/08/2008 - 12:41 pm

Bloggers are scum–you’re going to be ok, little buddy.
I just wanted to let you know that I trademarked the phrase ‘content-thieving scumbag’ and that you didn’t (or perhaps forgot…) to credit me. SHAME SHAME. All you needed was “content-thieving scumbag (T) JBarlow” or some such. But NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. I think you owe me a quarter or something…


# 48 - Bloggers Are Scum - 23/08/2008 - 7:48 pm

No, JBarlow, you didn’t “trademark” that phrase. Trademarks are used to distinguish a product or service. If you had a national chain of coffee shops called “Bloggers Are Scum,” you’d be entitled to trademark the phrase for food and beverage establishments in the United States.

Perhaps what you meant was that you own the copyright on that phrase. However, only non-trivial works are eligible for copyright protection, so that doesn’t work either.


# 49 - dR dMO - 08/09/2008 - 2:52 pm

I googled ‘glory-hole’ and found something entirely different!


# 50 - miner for life - 25/10/2008 - 6:40 am

WOW, I am inpressed!!!! If you want I can add some more picture of mines which are very sexy and deeep…


# 51 - saket - 21/11/2008 - 10:08 am

amazing yaar, I’m happy to see something like that,


# 52 - Nisha - 11/12/2008 - 3:57 am

wow !!!!!!! its amaging


# 53 - joey - 26/12/2008 - 5:58 am

so very awesome. didn’t know that we have that kind of breath taking holes in the planet. fantastic.


# 54 - maria coffey - 30/03/2009 - 4:11 pm

the best pictures


# 55 - Xerox Pumpkin - 30/06/2009 - 3:43 pm

I’ve never seen such great looking earth holes. My life has been changed forever. Oh thanks GREAT ONE!


# 56 - death dealer - 21/07/2009 - 1:07 pm

its nice!!

its very cool and you can feel scared!!

like what done in guatemala!!


# 57 - Gerry - 01/08/2009 - 2:24 pm

Impressive photos, thanks for sharing this.


# 58 - mahendra pratap singh - 23/08/2009 - 5:46 pm

i like these photoes very much.


# 59 - sagar chavan - 24/08/2009 - 10:06 am

the pics its self show that how much they are natural


# 60 - elvis kwasi kyeremeh - 01/09/2009 - 12:09 am

these holes are really holes and i am thrilled seeing them.


# 61 - Gemfyre - 16/09/2009 - 11:59 pm

Neat stuff. Any idea where the Kalgoorlie Superpit in Western Australia stands among these? It’s pretty freakin’ big.


# 62 - faizal - 28/09/2009 - 9:11 am

the nature is very beautiful and important thing is that we should remember is it is scary& horrible ….don play with nature


# 63 - Vijay - 13/10/2009 - 4:04 pm

God! How freaking! Those holes of Guatemala and off Belize scare even a Civil engineer like me. :)


# 64 - Syed Rahman - 21/10/2009 - 12:11 am

Allah is Creator and the Provider of the entire universe.


# 65 - govindamangala - 18/11/2009 - 10:27 am

I can’t exepect of amazing seens.


# 66 - Syed Raw-Man - 24/12/2009 - 7:39 am

Yea Nigga!!!


# 67 - A child of God - 05/01/2010 - 5:38 am

GOD is awesome & HE created this amazing universe!
Praise the Lord , Jesus Christ, for He is everlasting for all eternity. Halleluah!!


# 68 - Lena - 05/01/2010 - 5:44 am

GOD is awesome to create our amazing universe!!


# 69 - Doug Onesko - 03/03/2010 - 2:53 am

Obama’s mouth, that’s gotta be the largest hole on the planet. Nancy Pelosi’s mouth is #2.


# 70 - armando gonzalez - 17/03/2010 - 7:33 am

the great blue hole.. is amazing!!


# 71 - Priyam - 02/05/2010 - 1:08 pm

It was really amazing to see the photographs. Wonderful.


# 72 - wissam sultan - 14/05/2010 - 5:45 pm

a very nice collection, good job collecting these pictures


# 73 - elzeta felkayan - 14/05/2010 - 5:53 pm

weltoha fel wegdan, addeek yemin weshmal


# 74 - vahid - 01/06/2010 - 5:27 pm

I’m Hourse


# 75 - Djhandsomedevil - 02/06/2010 - 11:47 pm

This are the consequences of sucking and killing Eath precious minerals. We are just killing our plannet we suck.


# 76 - Janneth - 03/06/2010 - 8:39 pm

Why did those big holes appear?


# 77 - vivan - 03/06/2010 - 9:43 pm

its rilly scary to see holes on are earth like so big and deep…


# 78 - Hector Serrano - 08/06/2010 - 12:30 pm

We have no idea whats comming to us’ the oil thats comming out of the gulf is creating are pockets that will creat more holes of this magnitud ….and thats not all!The inner plates of the earth are shifting….CREATING PREASURE THERE FOR creating EARTH MOVMENTE :just strap yourself and hang on!!!!!!!!


# 79 - Tushar - 11/06/2010 - 7:46 am

in my life ,first time i see these photos. it was amazing.


# 80 - JAY - 13/06/2010 - 12:45 am

Wow my Ex girl should be in this line up…that’s why I left her! All MAN made!!!


# 81 - Jelena - 18/06/2010 - 11:38 am

this one in Guatemala (recent one 2010.) looks like its not man made… it does not look like some old mine .. like those in russia and USA. this hole in Guatemala is so strange- simmilar revealed it sealf in 2007. in guatemala also.. its realy strange opening in the ground..


# 82 - Kenneth - 23/06/2010 - 5:36 pm

i am sure there is only on god and that’s me and all of you.


# 83 - Emma - 29/07/2010 - 9:28 pm

amazing… Thx


# 84 - chandu - 06/08/2010 - 6:02 pm

wo ever put this photo thanks a lot


# 85 - anon - 27/08/2010 - 8:36 pm

Doug Onesko is an idiot


# 86 - allyssa0kagome - 15/12/2010 - 2:59 pm

why bother with holes there is always somthing with a hole in it it’s not like we’ve never seen one before.


# 87 - holy schmoke - 23/12/2010 - 8:00 pm

big hole


# 88 - Tavincy - 01/01/2011 - 8:15 am

Is that hole is bigger than Kushboo tamil actress hole?


# 89 - deena - 17/02/2011 - 4:20 pm

how it happennnnnnnnnn


# 90 - sterling - 26/02/2011 - 3:12 pm

Kearney Arizona Copper Mines,
When I saw these pix they are identical as Kearney Copper Mines.
Amazing how they cultivate a MTN into dust & 500 mile holes in the Earth.
IN many cases tailings poisoning aquifers, maintenance clean ups occur by Deaths
&. Court Orders. Creating Ghost Towns and shanty’s.
Driving through these beautiful towns, roots of prosperity exists.
Driving through Superior Globe Kearney is an AWESOME sight to see in person. Apache Jct, head East. Past Globe to Pine Top Az there is the Largest concentration of Ponderosa Pines on Earth. Blue Jays, Cardinals, furry rodents will share your food. Gr8 Camping.
Friendly Indian Reservations always willing to accommodate.


# 91 - Manu - 12/04/2011 - 10:05 am

amazing…! who ever put this photos thanks a lot….


# 92 - Tonmoy - 12/05/2011 - 5:03 am

It was a great experience to see these kind of hole on earth. really amazing.


# 93 - nestatosh - 08/06/2011 - 1:31 pm

this is so awesome thanks for sharing really amazing


# 94 - khan - 28/06/2011 - 3:30 am

its realy amazing hole hoooooooooo i am afraid


# 95 - sharath - 16/07/2011 - 7:13 am

oh god, the blue hole in the sea is amazing.


# 96 - ALISHAZ - 09/09/2011 - 2:08 pm

man thatblue hole is amazing


# 97 - bkvinod - 21/09/2011 - 3:12 pm

It is best think


# 98 - Tavincy - 22/09/2011 - 4:58 am

All this holes are awesome .

But nothing like actress

Kushboo’s hole


# 99 - benjamin - 11/10/2011 - 5:17 pm

what a very big hole, i haven’t experience this before on earth.


# 100 - Susheel Singh - 22/12/2011 - 8:59 am

nice post , really so much thanks to share this awesome things with us.


# 101 - Mauricio lopez - 06/02/2012 - 12:56 am

Is very scary to see this holes around the world …..sometimes i wounder if i will see this with my own eyes


# 102 - Andy - 06/02/2012 - 9:48 pm

We dont have the biggest hole here in Aberdeen but it was granite so it wasnt easy to dig… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubislaw_quarry
(Rubislaw Quarry Aberdeen)


# 103 - Moralesgeanne - 29/02/2012 - 8:44 am

God!! Its amazing!! the Lord is really AMAZING!! his creatures are PERFECT!! SO MUCH PERFECT!


# 104 - Vajanemdelacruz - 03/03/2012 - 6:51 am

sana hindi mang yari dito yan


# 105 - Diana Placide - 21/03/2012 - 5:58 pm

these people on earth take thir time to do things hard work …name:Diana placide/tewpretty


# 106 - himanshu - 22/04/2013 - 7:59 am

this is beyond my expectation , my limits


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