10 amazing “earth scars” in Google Earth

While Google Earth is becoming increasingly useful for viewing smaller objects on our planet, it still shines brightest when viewing massive objects like mountains or volcanoes.  With that in mind, we thought it’d be fun to explore the items found on the Environmental Graffiti list of “10 most Incredible Earth Scars” (otherwise known as mines).

Because of their incredible depth, many of them affect the terrain layer in Google Earth to the point where you can literally fly down inside of them!  Here is the list for you to explore, with a screenshot and KML for each one so you can check them out for yourself.

10. Kalgoorlie Super PitKML

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9. The Big HoleKML

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8. Diavik Diamond MineKML

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7. Ekati Diamond MineKML

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6. Grasberg MineKML

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5. ChuquicamataKML

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4. EscondidaKML

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3. Udachnaya Diamond MineKML

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2. Mirny Diamond MineKML

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1. Bingham Canyon MineKML – This mine recently suffered a major landslide

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About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.



Comments

  1. These are really amazing,but sorry for our earth.

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