Ten Holes That Will Blow Your Mind (Slideshow)
Image: Flickr, Irene2005
This weekend a friend said something profound: "the more we try to fill the holes in our hearts, the more holes we leave behind." It seems like an appropriate introduction to this series of amazing images of the holes we leave behind.
The Big Hole in Kimberly, South Africa, was once a hill. When Erasmus Jacobs found a shiny pebble in the area in 1866, the diamond rush followed. The mine stakes a claim to being the deepest hand-excavated mine in the world, reaching a depth of 240m (787ft) before backfill and water collection left only 175m visible.
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