List of open-pit mines

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This is a list of open-pit mines.

Super Pit gold mine.

Argentina[edit]

Australia[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Canada[edit]

East Pit of Sherman Mine in Temagami, Ontario, Canada

Chile[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Germany[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Namibia[edit]

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

New Zealand[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Peru[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

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

South Africa[edit]

  • 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

Spain[edit]

Sweden[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

United States[edit]

The Lavender Pit, Bisbee, Arizona

Zambia[edit]

References[edit]

  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.