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List of open-pit mines

This is a list of open-pit mines.

Super Pit gold mine.

Contents

ArgentinaEdit

AustraliaEdit

BotswanaEdit

BulgariaEdit

CanadaEdit

 
East Pit of Sherman Mine in Temagami, Ontario, Canada

ChileEdit

ColombiaEdit

EgyptEdit

GermanyEdit

IndiaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

IranEdit

KyrgyzstanEdit

MongoliaEdit

NamibiaEdit

 
Open Cast Mine, Uncovered Coal Seam, Kai Point Coal Mine, New Zealand

New ZealandEdit

Papua New GuineaEdit

PeruEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

 
The Udachnaya pipe in Russia.
 
Abandoned baryte mine shaft in Perthshire, Scotland; an example of small scale open pit mining

South AfricaEdit

  • The Big Hole – a former diamond mine in Kimberley, dug to 240 m (790 ft) between 1871 and 1914, making it the deepest hand-excavated pit in the world. Now a museum.
  • The Jagersfontein Mine – operating between 1888 and 1971. This was hand-excavated to 201 m (660 ft) by 1911, and the hand-dug pit was sightly larger than the Big Hole.
  • The Palabora Open Pit – mechanically excavated by Palabora Mining Company, in Phalaborwa, Limpopo Province. The pit is 898m deep and 1846m across on top.[2]
  • Voorspoed diamond mine

SpainEdit

SwedenEdit

United KingdomEdit

United StatesEdit

 
The Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona

ZambiaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.nlcindia.com
  2. ^ http://www.uncletoms.co.za/
  3. ^ (in Spanish) Emed Mining gestiona reapertura al turismo de Corta Atalaya en mina Riotinto, eleconomista.es, 2007-12-09. Accessed online 2010-01-06.
  4. ^ "Hull-Rust-Mahoning Mine (National Historic Landmark)". Minnesota Historical Society. 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Second Largest Open Cast Mine". Times of Zambia. Archived from the original on 2007-08-10. Retrieved 2009-01-28.