10 Massive Natural And Man-made Holes In The World

In our search for immeasurable wealth through minerals, diamonds, and whatever else can be discovered while digging under the ground, we’ve created a lot of holes. Sadly, a lot of these remain today, leaving massive scars across the planet. These enormous holes produce some truly impressive finds, whether they are natural or man-made. Located all over the world, these holes are certainly worth a visit simply for their sheer impressiveness. Here are ten impressive natural and man-made holes around the world.


Chuquicamata, which is a bit of a mouthful, is an open-pit copper mine located within Chile. The mine is known for being the largest production mine for copper in the entire world, and is over 850 meters deep in total.

Udachnaya Pipe

The Udachnaya Pipe is a massive diamond mine located in Russia. The owner ceased all operations in 2010 so they could focus on underground mining, even though the hole was only discovered and excavated in 1955. Since then, the hole has grown to over 600 meters deep.