Biggest Diamond Mining Unit...a true wonder!

shouvik

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Biggest Diamond Mining Unit...a true wonder!!


Take a look at biggest open diamond mine in the world. It is not from the next "Star Wars" film, it is real!!!
Mirny, Russia, East Siberia.
525 m deep, 1200 meters in diameter. The air zone within this mine is closed for helicopters - happened a few accidents when they were "sucked in" by downward air flow...
This giant truck BELAZ (200-220 ton payload ) looks like small spot on next picture...
Mirny (Мирный) - upper city on the map and at the right corner you can see the map of Russia
Here with small red arrow the track BELAZ 7350 is pointed and Mirny city on the horizon line above...
Track dimensions are: Length 13360 mm,
Width 7780 mm,
Height 6650 mm
And finally look from a satellite:



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prathapml

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Amazing!Its fascinating how small we humans are, in the big scheme of things.
 


smartbuddy_82

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Same here, the aerial route is the best route in Mumbai...