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Abandoned Places and Things

Curves and Light by bitca, via Flickr

Abandoned, County Kerry, Ireland

Abandoned, County Kerry, Ireland

The abandoned Mir mine (English: kimberlite diamond pipe "World" or "Peace"), also called the Mirny mine, is an abandoned open pit diamond mine, now inactive, located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia. The development of the mine started in 1957 and officially ceased operations in 2011.

The abandoned Mir Mine diamond pit and the town of Mirny, Sakha Republits, Eastern Siberia, Russia. Mirny Diamond Mine (Siberia). It's an absolute beast and holds the title of largest open diamond mine in the world. The mine is 525 meters (1,722 ft) deep and has a diameter of 1,200 m (3,900 ft), [1] and is the second largest excavated hole in the world, after Bingham Canyon Mine.

Decadencia by Juan Carlos Arranz

Decadencia by Juan Carlos Arranz | 500px