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Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Largest Open pit Diamond mine in the world



Found this article about a diamond mine in Russia. The thing is seriously massive. The picture above hardly gives it justice. The mine is so big, that it generates a downdraft into it, that caused several helicopter crashes before overflights were banned. Check the article out for more pictures.

Via BLDGBlog: Worlds largest diamond mine
Here is a link to the Google satellite map page: Diamond Mine

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