7 Amazing Holes in the World

Saat aku buka email yahoo, aku dapat email dari adik kelasku waktu SMU di Kuningan dan satu kostan waktu kuliah di Yogyakarta. Melihat subjectnya sangat menarik "7 Amazing Holes" atau "7 Lubang Ajaib". Dan memang ternyata meihat gambarnya, sungguh luar biasa besar lubang-lubang yang dimaksud dalam email tersebut. Sempat berfikir, sampai kedalaman berapa dan ada apa dibawah sana. Sungguh keajaiban dunia yang luar biasa dan ini menunjukkan keAgungan sang pencipta Allah SWT, "Sesungguhnya segala pujian hanyalah milik Allah".

Tanpa panjang lebar pembukaannya, ini dia lubang yang aku maksud dalam email tersebut

1. Kimberley Hole - South Afrika

Apparently the largest ever hand-dug excavation in the world, this 1097 metre deep mine yielded over 3 tons of diamonds before being closed in 1914.

The amount of earth removed by workers is estimated to total 22.5 million tons.

2. Glory Hole - Monticello Dam

A glory hole is used when a dam is at full capacity and water needs to be drained from the resevoir.

This is the glory hole belonging to monticello dam in california and it's the largest in the world, its size enabling it to consume 14400 cubic feet of water every second.

The hole can be seen at the top left of the photo above. If you were to jump in for some reason your slightly damp body would shoot out near the bottom of the dam (below).

3. Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah

This is supposedly the largest man-made excavation on earth. extraction began in 1863 and still continues today, the pit increasing in size constantly. In its current state the hole is 3/4 mile deep and 2.5 miles wide.

4. Great Blue Hole , Belize

Situated 60 miles off the mainland of Belize is this incredible geographical phenomenon known as a blue hole. there are numerous blue holes around the world but none as stunning as this one.

At surface level the near perfectly circular hole is 1/4 mile wide, the depth in the middle reaching 145 metres. Obviously the hole is a huge hit with divers. Read more here.

5. Mirny Diamond Mine , Serbia

This is an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world. At 525 metres deep with a top diameter of 1200 metres there's even a no-fly zone above the hole due to a few helicopters being sucked in.

The red arrow in the photo above is pointing to a huge truck.

6. Diavik Mine , Canada

This incredible mine can be found 300 km northeast of Yellowknife in Canada.

The mine is so huge and the area so remote that it even has its own airport with a runway large enough to accomodate a boeing 737. It also looks equally as cool when the surrounding water is frozen.

7. Sinkhole , Guatemala

A sinkhole is caused when water (usually rainwater or sewage) is soaked up by the earth on a large scale, resulting in the ground collapsing.

These photos are of a sinkhole which occured early on February 23, 2007 in Guatemala . The hole swallowed a dozen homes and killed at least 3 people.

Officials blamed the monster of a hole on a ruptured sewage pipe.

comment 7 comments:

Ary on May 19, 2009 at 1:44 PM said...

Subhanallah... banyak keajaiban alam dan kehidupan termasuk di kesidupan sekitar kita. Seharusnya membuat manusia makin berfikir dan bersyukur :-)

Haerudin, S.T. on May 19, 2009 at 3:10 PM said...

Maha Suci Allah, mari kita perbanyak syukur....

Zammil on May 24, 2009 at 8:55 PM said...

tak ada yang bisa diungkapkan dengan kata kata..

sep infonya..!

Ophand on May 25, 2009 at 2:26 AM said...

waduh.. ni lebih indah lagi ya.. asli keren... ni yang disebut kuasa sang pencipta.. nice info sob... ;)

Adi on June 5, 2009 at 12:53 PM said...


kita harus menyadari bagaimana besarnya Allah Swt...



iwan setiawan on June 13, 2009 at 5:42 AM said...

mungkin akan nambah 1 lagi, yaitu lubang sumur LAPINDO kali ya...hehehehe

hero on June 19, 2009 at 9:58 AM said...

Cool Article...Powerful ....Benar2 kuasa Allah, iya setuju nambah 1 lagi LAPINDO

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