Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Giant Hole


"The gaint hole is actually a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia near the town Mirna. It is 525 meters deep and 1.25 km in the diameter."

See the gallery here.

1 comment:

gasoon said...

I've done my University project about Diamonds and i read this before.

Take a look on the National Geographic presentation for more detail. It said a truck would take TWO Hours to surface from the bottom!! and people would work under the tempreture of -50F to -70F.

http://www7.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2002/03/01/sights_n_sounds/media.1.2.html

It shows on Part 4, Extreme Mining