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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 13:44

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Interesting blog.  Here is a smaller hole that is local to me.

 

This is one of the holes left from a Marble mine in Sylacauga, AL.  The marble extracted is some of the purest white marble in the world.  "It was used for the bust of Abraham Lincoln which resides in the United States Capital rotunda. It was used for the ceilings in the Lincoln Memorial and was also used in the Washington Monument and for the interiors of the United States Supreme Court Building."

The marble runs in a swath of 32 miles and to a depth of up to 600ft.

Much of the marble ,from what I've been told, is now being ground and used for Antacid which is ashamed since it is so fine and white.



So Antacid is made of powdered marble? I always thought it seemed chalky. So is chalk also made of powdered marble? These are important questions! lol



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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 13:33

Hello Worldmind. You made another interesting post, I really like this one! The amazing one in Mexico, wow!  The Burning Gates one? I wonder if that is the one that has recordings of sounds that seem like they're coming from Hell. I need to do some research and let you know what hole that is, I wanna say it's in Siberia but it's a guess at this point. Have you ever heard the recording?  Very creepy!



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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 12:35

Image showing deepest holes.


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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 12:33

This one is in Russia.  It does't show the hole, but it's either the deepest or the second deepest in the world.  Bored by the Russian in a race with the US to drill the deepest hole.  I think the Russians may have won...now they have a deep hole. LOL

It's called the Kola Superdeep Borehole.  Drilling started on May 24, 1970.  It is the deepest hole ever drilled and is the deepest artificial point on Earth. It measures 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) deep.  Drilling was stopped in 2008 for lack of funding and the site was closed down.


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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 11:16

Here's another cool hole.  It's called the Homestead Crater and is located Midway, Utah. 

"The Crater is a geothermal spring hidden within a 55-foot tall, beehive-shaped limestone rock located on the Homestead property.

Over 10,000 years in the making, The Crater formed when melting snow on the Wasatch Mountains seeped deep within the earth. Two miles below the surface, the earth’s interior heated the water. As it percolated upward, it picked up minerals, which were then deposited on the surface -- eventually forming the volcano-shaped limestone deposit called The Homestead Crater."


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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 02:00

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Dakota thanks for your feedback. Oh..so how far in km is this to you? Looks nice..and sadly they lost the shining value on this one..as really white marble is unusual and special.I had to go to other countries to get mine to places in my house...as here we have amazingly black granite but not marble...



It's about 32Km from me.  I remember going down to the mine when I was younger and seeing the huge marble blocks and slabs.  The hole seemed really deep but it was probably just because I was a kid.  Marble was everywhere and they used to give it away if it wasn't perfect.  There is Marble sculptures here and there in the city.  A GF's dad worked for them but then the company was sold (he lost his job)...the new company grinds the marble for antacid (calcium carbonate).  The city's name is Sylacauga (American Indian origin) but it is also called Marble City.  If you google you'll see that the marble mined is one of the finest white marble in the world. 



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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 01:35

Dakota thanks for your feedback. Oh..so how far in km is this to you? Looks nice..and sadly they lost the shining value on this one..as really white marble is unusual and special.I had to go to other countries to get mine to places in my house...as here we have amazingly black granite but not marble...



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Posted on Sat, Jan 12, 2013 01:31

Fishy..oh thanks a bunch for giving me the ever anticipated permission of being a man..nooot...HAHA...or you are maybe referring to any of your possibly selfexperienced experiments..i guess it can be pretty lonely out there...Hihi Zzzzz ;-)...its ok as you say..either way...now when Ive not even given it a thought..i know that I wouldnt want to be in any mans shoes as women (not all, not all the time) can be darn nasty sometimes so ill stick to being a nice lady to outbalance the nasty ones...Im sure the men out there in the world would not even dream of having it any other way regarding me..and definately me regarding me...but must say though that Ive experienced one woman admitting she fell in love with me and I already gave her the No never not me-answer back then...she was a co-student at one of my universities...but she also admitted having a crush on at least 4 others at the same university at the same time for different reasons...her crush on me was that she thought of me being unusually classy and feminine...she said "i know you are not into this but I couldnt help my attraction..just wanted you to know.." then she took another sip of her drink at our graduation party... she was really tall (around 180cm) and masculine but interesting enough she was working extra as a model at that time, I guess her androgeny gave her some breaks...anyways I do respect all peoples choices in life...and expect others to respect mine.

 

 

Oh thanks for the warning of the dam...would have missed that sign otherwise...and got swallowed by the hole...ohh...noooooo...;-))))

 

 

 

Yeah...on a more serious note...we are 5 friends starting to look at this adventure of the hole hunting...me and my odd ideas eyh haha..we have been on several adventures together before..one was looking for natives in the Sahara desert..OMG what an expierience that was..oh..dizzy or not...Ill tell ya...we have been to the Himalayas though, so our dizzymeter seems rather solid..this will be a piece of cake...we hope :-)



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Posted on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 17:06

Interesting blog.  Here is a smaller hole that is local to me.

 

This is one of the holes left from a Marble mine in Sylacauga, AL.  The marble extracted is some of the purest white marble in the world.  "It was used for the bust of Abraham Lincoln which resides in the United States Capital rotunda. It was used for the ceilings in the Lincoln Memorial and was also used in the Washington Monument and for the interiors of the United States Supreme Court Building."

The marble runs in a swath of 32 miles and to a depth of up to 600ft.

Much of the marble ,from what I've been told, is now being ground and used for Antacid which is ashamed since it is so fine and white.


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 23:30

Quoting worldmind:

So lads and ladies...here comes a new and needed addition to my rather fulfilled bucket list...

 

I found a new calling...the holes..some amazing holes are calling for my attention and I shall try to address their calls asap!

 

...and for the record, as Im into men - these are the only holes I will ever be hunting for ;-)))

 

(Source: Online)



  Hey world,Just for the record its ok to swing the other way if you'd like -]]

 

  Sooo anyways,I wonder if the truck drivers at the Mirny Mine get dizzy driving down then undizzy driving back out?If you get to asap ping could you take some pictures for us?NO close ups of the Monticello Dam.



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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:50

..more Marieta islands...


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:46

...and amazing Marieta Islas in Mexico!


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:40

The second largest man-made hole in the world (surpassed only by the Bingham Copper Mine in Utah) is a diamond mine located on the outskirts of Mirny, a small town in eastern Siberia.

 

Excavation on the pit began in 1955, and today it is 1,722 feet (525 meters) deep, and 3,900 feet (1.25 kilometers) across. Stalin ordered construction of the mine to satisfy the Soviet Union's need for industrial-grade diamonds following the war.

 

The harsh, frozen Siberian landscape made working on the mine a difficult proposition at best. Jet engines were turned on the unyielding permafrost in order to melt it; when that failed, explosives were used. During its peak years of operation, the Mirny mine produced over 10 million carats of diamonds annually, a good percentage of which were gem-quality.

 

Although open pit mining has ceased in the pit, mining work is continuing by underground methods. The massive 20-foot (6 meter) tall rock-hauling trucks that service the Mirny mine travel along a road that spirals down from the lip of the hole to its basin. Airspace above the mine is off-limits to helicopters, after "a few accidents when they were 'sucked in' by downward air flow..."


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:36

The Guatemala sinkhole...


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:35

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. As a result, one thousand people have been evacuated from the area. The sink hole has since been mitigated and plans to develop on the site have been proposed.


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:34

Chuquicamata or “Chuqui” as it is more familiarly known, is an open pit copper mine in Chile. It is the mine with the largest total production of copper in the world – though it is not the largest copper mine. The mine is over 850 meters deep. Copper has been mined for centuries at Chuquicamata as was shown by the discovery in 1898 of “Copper Man”, a mummy dated at about 550 A.D. which was found trapped in an ancient mine shaft by a fall of rock. It is also said that Pedro de Valdivia obtained copper horseshoes from the natives when he passed through in the early 16th Century.


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:33

The Udachnaya Pipe is a diamond mine in Russia. The owners of the mine plan to cease its operations in 2010 – in favor of underground mining. The mine was discovered in 1955 and is over 600 meters deep. The nearby settlement of Udachny is named for the deposit. As of 2004, Udachnaya pipe is controlled by Russian diamond company Alrosa, which plans to halt open-pit mining in favor of underground mining in 2010.


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:31

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. The mine is owned by a joint venture between the Harry Winston Diamond Corporation and Diavik Diamond Mines Inc., a subsidiary of Rio Tinto Group. The lifespan of the mine is expected to be 16 to 22 years. The mine consists of three kimberlite pipes associated with the Lac de Gras kimberlite field and is located on an island 20 square kilometres (8 sq mi) in Lac de Gras and is informally called East Island. It is about 220 kilometres (137 mi) south of the Arctic Circle.


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:31

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. This is a popular spot amongst recreational scuba divers, who are lured by the opportunity to dive in crystal clear water and meet several species of fish, including giant groupers, nurse sharks and several types of reef sharks such as the Caribbean reef shark and the Blacktip shark.


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Posted on Thu, Jan 10, 2013 16:27

Karakum desert


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