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The Big Hole

The Kimberley Diamond Mine (Known as the Big Hole) at Kimberley in South Africa is the greatest man-made crater in the world.
Diamonds were first discovered there in 1871 and from then until the mine closed in 1915 diamond miners wielding picks and shovels removed nearly 23 million tonnes of clay and rock -- and 2.7 tonnes (representing 14.5 million carats) of diamonds.
The vast hole 500 m across and 400 m deep is now an open-air museum.

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