Largest diamond mine in the world, Russia

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The largest diamond mine in the world. It is 525 m deep, 1.2 km in diameter. The air zone above is closed for helicopters since they risk to be sucked into the hole by downward flow!
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Mir Mine (Russian: ????????????? ???????? ?????? "???"; English: kimberlite diamond pipe "Peace") is an abandoned open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia. The mine is 525 m deep and has a diameter of 1.25 km. It was the first[1] and one of the largest diamond pipes of the USSR. Mir Mine was discovered on June 13, 1955 by Soviet geologists Yuri Khabardin, Ekaterina Elagina and V.Avdeenko during the large Amakinsky Expedition in Yakut ASSR. It was operated for almost 50 years, finally closing on April 30, 2004

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