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Gold Pits, Kalgoorlie, Australia

Gold Pits, Kalgoorlie, Australia

The largest gold mining open pits in Australia. For more information including a virtual tour go to http://www1.superpit.com.au/pages/about_kcgm.asp
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Pitch Lake asphalt deposit lake

Pitch Lake asphalt deposit lake

The Pitch Lake is the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world, located at La Brea in southwest Trinidad. It has fascinated explorers, scientists and the common folk since its discovery by Sir Walter Raleigh in the year 1595. Raleigh himself found immediate use for the asphalt to caulk his ship. Since then, there have been numerous research investigations into the use and chemical compos...
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Wrights Hill Fortress, Wellington

Wrights Hill Fortress, Wellington

In 1935 the top of Wrights Hill in Karori, Wellington was chosen as a site for a 9.2" coastal defence battery. Although it was not as large as some overseas fortresses such as that on the Rock of Gibraltar, it was fairly extensive with 2,030 feet of tunnels linking magazines, gun pits, engine room, plotting rooms and more.(For a complete list see the Site Layout)

In March 1942 t...
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Plane at Sierra Army Depot

Plane at Sierra Army Depot

This plane is parked at Sierra Army Depot where the military disposes of obsolete ammunition and bombs by detonating them in open pits. You can see them located south of the runway.
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Fort Buckley (R.M.L.) Rifle Muzzle Loading Fortification, Wellington

Fort Buckley (R.M.L.) Rifle Muzzle Loading Fortification, Wellington

Constructed in Wellington’s inner harbour in 1885, Fort Buckley was the first fort capable of defending the capital city’s port from a naval attack.

In the 1870s and 1880s, prompted by growing fears of a Russian invasion, and the increasing realisation that New Zealand could no longer rely solely on either the British navy or the country’s isolation for protection, the New Zeala...
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Rouen-Les-Essarts Racetrack

Rouen-Les-Essarts Racetrack

Rouen-Les-Essarts was a 6.542 km (4.065 mile) race track in Grand-Couronne, near Rouen, France.

From its opening in 1950, Rouen-Les-Essarts was recognized as one of Europe's finest circuits, with modern pits, a wide track, and spectator grandstands. The circuit (which ran on public roads) had a few medium straights, a cobbled hairpin turn (Nouveau Monde) at the southernmost tip, ...
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Aniakchak Caldera, Alaska

Aniakchak Caldera, Alaska

This caldera from a super volcano was formed only 3500 years ago. Aniakchak Caldera formed during an enormous explosive eruption that expelled more than 50 km3 (11.5 cubic miles) of magma. The caldera is 10 km (6.5 miles) in diameter and 500-1,000 m (1/2 mile) deep. Subsequent eruptions formed domes, cinder cones, and explosion pits on the caldera floor.

A supervolcano occurs wh...
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The Incan agricultural terraces for investigation. Moray, Peru

The Incan agricultural terraces for investigation. Moray, Peru

Moray is a town in Peru approximately 50 km Northwest of Cuzco near the town of Maras that is noted for a large complex of unusual Inca ruins. These include most notably several enormous terraced circular depressions that were perhaps used to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. The depth of the pits (the largest is about 30 m deep) creates a temperature gradient of as m...
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Matmata Berber troglodyte

Matmata Berber troglodyte

Matmâta (also spelled Matamata) is a small village in southern Tunisia. Some of the local Berber residents live in traditional underground structures. These structures are created by digging a large pit in the ground. Around the perimeter of this pit are artificial caves used as rooms. Some homes are comprised of multiple pits, connected by trench-like passageways. This type of home was made fa...
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Atomic bomb loading pit 1 and 2 on Tinian

Atomic bomb loading pit 1 and 2 on Tinian

From these pits, the atomic bombs "Little Boy" and "Fat Man" were loaded into the B-29'ers "Enola Gay" and "Bockscar" on Augst 6 and 9, 1945 and eventually dropped above Hiroshima and Nagasaki. "Little Boy" caused the death of approxiametly 200.000 people by 1950, of whom 70.000 were killed instantly by the blast.

"Fat Man" caused the death of approxiametly 80.000 people by the e...
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diamond mine in Yakoutia (Russia)

diamond mine in Yakoutia (Russia)

Russian: тру́бка Уда́чная, lit. successful pipe or lucky pipe) is a large diamond deposit in the Sakha Republic, Russia. It is located within the Arctic circle, at (66°25′N 112°19′E) in the Daldyn kimberlite field. Udachnaya was discovered on June 15, 1955, just two days after the first Soviet di...
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Atomic Bomb Loading Pits at Wendover Airfield

Atomic Bomb Loading Pits at Wendover Airfield

In 1942 President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the "Manhattan Engineer District" for the purpose of developing an atomic bomb. By 1944 development of the bomb was under way and the B-29 bomber was selected to deliver the weapon. General Henry "Hap" Arnold, Commander Army Air Forces, named Colonel Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. to head the select team. Only Tibbets knew the missio...
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