The Russian Mirny Mine Is Truly Mind-Boggling

Brutal Winter Weather In Siberia

The Mir mine in Siberia, Russia is a diamond mine that is 1,722 feet deep and 3,900 feet wide. It’s the fourth deepest mine in the world and it’s one of the biggest man-made holes ever created.

Photo Credit: Igor Dvurekov
Photo Credit: Igor Dvurekov

The excavation project first started in 1957, and workers kept digging until 2001. The workers battled the harsh climate conditions of Siberia, where the weather is absolutely brutal. Working outside in the harsh weather makes it even worse.