11 Most Massive Mines in the World

11 Most Massive Mines in the World

From the worlds largest gold mine found on the top of a mountain to the largest diamond mine in the world here are the most massive mines in the world!

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5.. Asbestos Mine, Canada
Also known as the Jeffrey Mine, it’s located in Asbestos, Quebec and it was in operation until 2012. It’s a whopping 2 kilometers wide and 370 meters deep! Check out this thing on google maps and you can tell how completely massive this thing is! It’s the by far the largest asbestos mine in the world. For a long period of time, people would use this mineral to put into their walls and keep their homes from catching on fire! But recently there’s been a link with asbestos and a disease called mesothelioma, which is a lung condition. This is a toxic substance that people should avoid, so obviously this large mine went out of business. The lake at the bottom might look like an inviting blue, but you can bet your bottom dollar, it’s highly toxic! The small town that grew with the thriving asbestos industry feels like they’ve kind of lost their identity once the mine was forced to close, but people do still live there.

4. Mcarthur River Uranium Mine
In case you were wondering which mine produces the most uranium in the world, that would be of course the Mcarthur River uranium mine in Saskatchewan Canada. This huge deposit was found in 1988 and finally a mining operation took place in 1997, when it began producing what’s known as Yellowcake. It’s not the kind of yellow cake you’d eat with your grandparents. This stuff has a horrific odor and basically what it is, is concentrated uranium powder which can then be used for powering nuclear reactors. We imagine this powdery substance is quite difficult to get ahold of. There aren’t a ton of photos of this place but, it does produce about 13 percent of the global uranium production across the globe.

3. Diavik Diamond Mine
In case you thought it was Africa who had all the massive diamond mines, think again! The Diavik Diamond mine, found in the the northwest territories of Canada is one of the largest producers of diamonds in the Northern hemisphere and this place is pretty crazy! They annually produce 7 million carats of diamonds each year and you better believe it’s not easy to get here. The Diavik mine is found north of the arctic circle and it’s definitely cold! This photo here shows the subarctic landscapes that surround the diamond mine. You thought getting to work in the morning was tough for you? Imagine trying to get to work here! Just recently in 2015, this diamond produced what was known as the Diavik Foxfire 187.7 which is one of the largest rough gem quality diamonds ever produced.
2. Siberian Diamond Mine
Also known as the Mirny Mine, The USSR began searching for ways to make to make themselves a more economical stable and independent union. In 1955 the Soviets discovered large diamond deposits at this site in the far away lands of Siberia and many people got to work very quickly in order to help bring wealth to the union. After about 20 years of operations, they finally decided that At one point this mine produced 10 million carats of diamonds a year and reaches a max depth of 524 meters or around 1700 feet making it the 2nd largest excavated hole in the world. The mine is so deep, airspace is closed over the hole due to helicopter crashes caused from the downward flow of air. The construction of this in the frigid conditions of Siberia must have been grueling and downright cruel. Sources state that the machinery used at this mine had to be covered at night or it would freeze Are the diamonds worth freezing to death?! It’s unoperational today but Some claim that there’s still a bunch of diamonds in this mine and the whole thing could be worth about 12 Billion dollars. It’s possible that controlling this diamond is mine is crucial to controlling the price of diamonds across the world.
Bingham Copper Mine
The bingham copper mine located near Salt Lake City Utah is home to the biggest pit in the world and it’s been in operation since 1903. It’s about 2.5 miles wide and if it were a stadium, it would be able to fit an estimated 9.5 million people. It keeps getting bigger and bigger too! Diligent workers can move about 250,000 tons of rock each day and it’s even become a tourist attraction in recent years before a massive landslide took place. Some claim that this was the biggest non volcanic landslide to take place in North American modern history. This photo we see here shows you the aftermath of this massive landslide and Bingham Copper mine and it makes you wonder how safe some of the conditions at these mines truly are. The landslides were so massive, that they actually triggered a few small earthquakes! Experts estimated that 165 tons of earth slide down from the top of the mine all the way to the bottom.


  1. Mitch Shuttleworth on May 31, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    My mum and dad works at the super pit

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  3. Louis Glindu on May 31, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    you dont know where the Mines are…not Papua New Guinea

  4. AngelSpace 58 on May 31, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    My teacher made me look at this lol

  5. alban boy on May 31, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    ABANDONED MINE IN ALBANIA….communist times mines..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVilaQF7qN0&t=4s

  6. Carli Adams on May 31, 2021 at 6:52 pm


  7. Juan Anes on May 31, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Escondida Mine? whaat? not here?

  8. www.ThePeoplesPresident2020.Love on May 31, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Nice. The landslide was the craziest

  9. multa tuli on May 31, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    Grasberg mine, the largest gold mine in the world and people still call Indonesia third world country and also Indonesia Rupiah(IDR) currency not at the same value as USD, so weird smells fishy.

  10. Rommel Escalante on May 31, 2021 at 6:54 pm


  11. Lane Garvin on May 31, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Freeport Mcmoran morenci AZ. Copper and Gold

  12. fisherholmsfly on May 31, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    165 tons of earth does not seem like a big enough number. Maybe 165 million or maybe 165 billion tons of earth would seem better.

  13. ARailway on May 31, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    That was actually 165 million tons of earth in that landslide.
    It took 14 haul trucks with it.

  14. Mr. Sniperboy123 on May 31, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Black lungs are no joke!!

  15. lisa permata on May 31, 2021 at 7:04 pm

    Wait the number 6 is in papua island that was in indonesia not papua new guinea, papua island part of 2 side and gesbert located in papua indonesia

  16. Jose Silveira on May 31, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    http://www.vale.com/brasil/EN/business/mining/iron-ore-pellets/Pages/default.aspx Vale is the world’s biggest producer of iron ore and pellets, raw materials essential to the manufacture of steel.

  17. Jonathan Pascoe on May 31, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    165 tonnes of earth isn’t much not even an Olympic swimming pool

  18. Villager Number 78 on May 31, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Fun fact:

    The Mirnyj mine is so large that winds that go in to the mine almost always gets stuck in the mine and is then forced by incoming winds to spin around inside the mine, this creates a sort of wind vortex above the mine which makes flying over the mine incredibly dangerous, it’s so dangerous in fact that when this wind vortex was discovered the Russian government actually had to ban flying over the mine to protect people from going into the vortex and crashing and to protect the mine from debris that would be scattered over the mine if an aircraft crashed.

  19. intianto sukaimi on May 31, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Grassberg is not in Papua New Guinea. It is in Indonesia.

  20. Naufal Ramadhan on May 31, 2021 at 7:13 pm


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  22. Unchained django on May 31, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    You should include the etzweiler in Germany, its way bigger than the mine in Utah and is really easy to see from space

  23. rahul on May 31, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Nice 👌👌👌

  24. Raspberry Ridge on May 31, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    So I wonder why you showed the American Flag for the Canadian Mines. Imperialism ?

  25. deathwished13 on May 31, 2021 at 7:16 pm

    Coal still accounts for 23% possibly mire of the US electric power. Think of how many millions still rely on coal for their electric before you consider it antiquated. Still a long way to go in renewable energy before folks can say coal is obsolete



  27. NoEstOy DebromA on May 31, 2021 at 7:17 pm

    Colorado canyon should be there

  28. Andri Kusnadi on May 31, 2021 at 7:18 pm

    it indonesia

  29. yunas saxer on May 31, 2021 at 7:19 pm

    we have Iran mine in Afg, but nobody is care to do some thing!

  30. Mario Puzo on May 31, 2021 at 7:21 pm

    I wonder if the acidity in ur stomach would balance out the alkalinity

  31. R V on May 31, 2021 at 7:22 pm

    Internets crypto is the biggest mine field now



  33. Nuna Yobusiness on May 31, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    At 2:15, I think as for the surrounding town, I’d high tale it out of dodge simply because of the toxins that have to be in their water alone. So now that smokin joe biden is doing all it can to shut all this down in the US what the heck will people heat their homes with now.

  34. Kutlwano Sayed-Phale on May 31, 2021 at 7:25 pm

    The largest diamond open pit mine is the Jwaneng Diamond Mine in Botswana by Debswana

  35. Vaccinium augustifolium on May 31, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    In fact, the term Asbestos came from the city of Asbestos, near the mine. They currently want to vote to change the name of their city because each time they do exportation, it raise a red flag when the word ”Asbestos” is visible on the package…

    This mine is known to be the place when you can find the finest vesuveanite and varieties of garnet in the world!

  36. Z M on May 31, 2021 at 7:28 pm

    Mining shows how stupid humanity really is. Totally fucking up the planet we live in, to convert the soil that feeds us to a man-made toy called money. We are parasites on the surface of the Earth. We do not belong here.

  37. Mario Puzo on May 31, 2021 at 7:29 pm

    Technically that mine in mn is a taconite mine

  38. Samuel Campbell on May 31, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Diamonds are worthless unless for cutting tools.

  39. Caleb Maxfield on May 31, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I live right by the Bingham copper mine

  40. Billy LoBue on May 31, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    Wow it would be great if we could get some drone footage

  41. Aiden Belnap on May 31, 2021 at 7:32 pm

    The biggest mine in the world is the kennicott copper mine(Bingham canyon mine) in Utah,USA and I live by it. It also has the tallest tower at the kennicott smelter in the u.s. western hemisphere! You can still go to the mines overlook! 100% recommend it is beautiful. Those big huge mine trucks are amazing!

  42. Ry Visla on May 31, 2021 at 7:33 pm

    Bing-um Copper Pit (Bingham)

  43. Quartey Nii on May 31, 2021 at 7:35 pm

    if you’re interested in mining in West Africa, please contact me on quarteynii3@gmail.com or +233543170345

  44. vypex on May 31, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Diavik is actually 200 Km or 120 miles south of the arctic circle

  45. blomman43 on May 31, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Massive mine? I thought mining was taking out the mass.

  46. LUKE HENDEL on May 31, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Ive been to the hull rust mine i think that it was the coolest

  47. Salman Fayiz on May 31, 2021 at 7:38 pm

    Hello 😍

  48. multa tuli on May 31, 2021 at 7:39 pm

    Grasberg mine,Indonesia 🤦🏻‍♂️

  49. Tom Rogers on May 31, 2021 at 7:40 pm

    Wow! “165 Tons of earth slid down into the mine”. In other words, about two large mining trucks full! Really?

  50. Kresimir Milisa on May 31, 2021 at 7:42 pm

    very good video about mines i love it it is so calming for me and relaxing i enjoy it greetings from croatia europe.

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