The deepest mine of the world
• The deepest mine of the world
Greed and curiosity make a person to climb to the top of mountains inaccessible, dive into the deep ocean, to fly in space and even climb into the ground. It was here collected almost all the wealth of our planet.
Work at the mine can be called one of the most extreme professions in the world. High temperatures, incredible stress - and this is not to mention the depth at which it is necessary to mine minerals miners. five of the deepest mines in the world have gathered in our list. So deep, that superstitious people seriously consider them very threshold of hell.
Depth: 1546 meters
The mine was commissioned in only two decades ago. Equipment that is used here is considered very modern, and the number of accidents is minimized.
Depth: 3800 meters
Here, not far from Johannesburg's gold mining goes round the clock. Parent company-owner of the mine, Anglogold Ashanti, promises in the near future to make it even deeper. And yet, only lived here a strange bacteria feeding on radioactive ore. Marvelous, Lord, thy works!
West mine deep bedding
Depth: 3800 meters
One of the most dangerous mines in the country. There are constantly people are dying - but when people died for the yellow metal? The temperature at the bottom ZSHGZ reaches 60 degrees.
Depth: 4500 meters
No ventilation does not protect workers at such incredible depths. According to the owners, modern refrigeration technology is easy to reduce the temperature from 65 to hellish quite acceptable 28 degrees Celsius. Come on, modern technology in South Africa?
Depth: 5000 meters
The leader of today's hit parade of man-made portals to the underworld - a giant Tau Tona, which daily serve as many as 35 thousand people. For years of existence (in the mine was launched in 1957), greedy corporations have extracted from this as much as 1500 tons of gold. How many workers always remained at the bottom? This one will ever know.