If you like natural wonders, you will probaly enjoy the article about the biggest deepest holes in the world. It is a very interesting and exciting topic and now Insider Monkey has published an article about it. Commonly known types of natural holes in the earth are sinkholes, caves and pit caves. If you are wondering how deep can sinkholes be, or in other words what is the deepest sinkhole in the world, you can expect to find an answer to that question on their list.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the biggest deepest holes in the world. You can also find great videos in the article, so it’s really worth checking it.
The first one is The Krubera Cave. It also has an impressive length of 8,346 miles (13.432 m). Just think about it, even if you could just walk straight to the bottom it would take you a while to reach it. Now imagine crawling through those small passages, and using safety equipment. Only experienced speleologists now how long it takes to get to the bottom, as well the exhilarating experience when they reach their goal. The next deep hole is Darvaza gas crater “Door to Hell”. In 1971 Soviet scientists messed up setting up a borehole for gas, and everything collapsed into a newly created sinkhole. To stop the spreading of poisonous gas they set it on fire. More than 40 years later, and the gas in this extraordinary sinkhole in Turkmenistan is still burning. The scientists setting it on fire, supposedly believed that the fire will last for a few weeks. We simply had to include this natures wonderful monument to human greed and ignorance in our list of 10 biggest deepest holes in the world. At last, but not least let’s check Mponeng Gold mine. Number five on our list of biggest deepest holes in the world is this deepest gold mine in the world in Gauteng South Africa is effectively an underground city. The current size of it is not big enough, and they are exploring whether an expansion can extend its life beyond 2050.
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