12 Holes in Our Planet That Will Take Your Breath Away

Humanity’s abilities and those of nature itself truly know no limits. It’s thanks to this that we have such a diverse landscape and impressive architecture in the world.

Decided to find out about one of the most impressive phenomena on our planet: the largest holes in its surface.

The Deluxe Mystery Hole

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The origins of the Deluxe Mystery Hole remain unexplained. All available modern methods have failed to measure its depth accurately. It’s currently a tourist attraction.

The Hole of Glory

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The Hole of Glory is located on the Monticello Dam. At first sight, it appears to be a tunnel into the very depths of the Earth, but it’s actually just for draining out the water. It’s recommended taking a look after it’s rained when the water flows particularly quickly.

Sawmill Sink

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Sawmill Sink is a bright blue hole in the Bahamas which was a site of archeological investigation. It has helped scientists understand what the Earth was like a thousand years ago.

The Devil’s Sinkhole

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The Devil’s Sinkhole is a subterranean cave, entry to which is strictly forbidden. Although in summer it’s possible to observe 3 million bats flying out of it.

The Great Blue Hole

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This hole is at the center of Lighthouse Reef, located in the Caribbean sea. It was originally a system of caves that first formed during the last ice age. The Great Blue Hole is considered one of the best places in the world for diving.

Dean’s Blue Hole

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Dean’s Blue Hole is the deepest blue hole in the world. It can be found in the Bahamas and is used as a training ground for free divers.

The Harwood Hole

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The Harwood Hole is actually a cave in New Zealand. It’s the deepest vertical cave on Earth.

The Mir Mine

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The Mir mine is one of the largest sources of diamonds in Russia. The diamonds are now extracted deep from within the ground.

The Udachnaya Pipe

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The Udachnaya pipe is another source of diamonds in Yakutia, Russia. It’s located 20 km from the Arctic Circle.

The Heavenly Pit

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The “Heavenly Pit” sinkhole formed 128,000 years ago. It’s the deepest sinkhole in the world and a favorite location for people who love parachuting.

Bingham Canyon

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Bingham Canyon is an open pit copper mine in the state of Utah, USA.

2010 Guatemala City Sinkhole

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In 2010, a 20-meter wide pit formed in Guatemala City. It destroyed an intersection and swallowed up a three-story factory. The sinkhole occurred for several reasons, including Tropical Storm Agatha, the eruption of Pacaya Volcano, and leakage from sewer pipes.