Mines

What All The Metal From A Single Mine Would Look Like As A Giant Orb

What All The Metal From A Single Mine Would Look Like As A Giant Orb

Of all the ways humans have altered the Earth, mining must be one of the most awesome — just for the sheer ratio of Earth excavated to metals and gems recovered. Still, it’s hard to visualise just how much a single mine has netted in numbers, which is why For…

The Biggest Man-Made Hole On Earth

The Biggest Man-Made Hole On Earth

A few weeks ago, we looked at a photo essay on Mir Mine, a 1200m wide mine in Eastern Siberia that’s one of the largest man-made holes on Earth’s surface. It made us wonder: Where the largest hole ever made by humans? As it turns out, it’s in the United…