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Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 11, 2007 10:41 am

This diamond mine in eastern Siberia (Mirny, to be exact) is so deep that the surrounding "air zone... is closed for helicopters" after "a few accidents when they were 'sucked in' by downward air flow..."

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The tiny red arrow in the photograph is pointing to a 220-ton rock-hauling truck more than 20' tall.
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Postby josebach » Fri May 11, 2007 10:50 am

Man, one more "X" and those pictures would be pornographic. ;-)
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 11, 2007 10:52 am

josebach wrote:Man, one more "X" and those pictures would be pornographic. ;-)

QYB. They're in the article, too. :^
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Postby josebach » Fri May 11, 2007 11:33 am

StlSluggers wrote:
josebach wrote:Man, one more "X" and those pictures would be pornographic. ;-)

QYB. They're in the article, too. :^


I didn't see at first that you posted a link, Snobby McSnobberson.
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Postby J35J » Fri May 11, 2007 12:18 pm

Thats one big hole!!! 8-o
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Postby StlSluggers » Fri May 11, 2007 12:38 pm

josebach wrote:
StlSluggers wrote:
josebach wrote:Man, one more "X" and those pictures would be pornographic. ;-)

QYB. They're in the article, too. :^


I didn't see at first that you posted a link, Snobby McSnobberson.

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Postby Amazinz » Fri May 11, 2007 1:23 pm

I'm not impressed. We have bigger holes at the Cafe. O:-)
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Postby AcidRock23 » Fri May 11, 2007 2:02 pm

you don't need the truck, just look at the housing project towers behind it!! That's pretty amazing. I wonder if the 'hill' at the upper right of the 'above' shot is what they dug out of it? 8-o
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Postby Coppermine » Fri May 11, 2007 2:05 pm

Someone needs to find a Google Earth image of this; I'll make it my mission... standby

Never mind, it's in the middle of Siberia so it's very low-res. What's interesting though is that the community surrounding it is there just to support this mine in the middle of nowhere. There doesn't seem to be much civilization for nearly thousands of square miles outside this mining community.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri May 11, 2007 2:23 pm

Coppermine wrote:Someone needs to find a Google Earth image of this; I'll make it my mission... standby

Never mind, it's in the middle of Siberia so it's very low-res. What's interesting though is that the community surrounding it is there just to support this mine in the middle of nowhere. There doesn't seem to be much civilization for nearly thousands of square miles outside this mining community.


is it near Tunguska...i always remember taht one from X-files...maybe the "diamonds" are really and alien base

...also, just think of all the grills Paul Wall could make from that, yo
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