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Huge Open Pit Mine
Mirny, East Siberia, Russia

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525 m deep, 1200 meters in diameter. The air zone within this mine is closed for helicopters - a few accidents occurred when they were "sucked in" by downward air flow.

This giant truck, BELAZ (200-220 ton payload ) (see 1), looks like small spot on next picture (see 2).

Mirny's location - upper city on the map and at the right corner you can see the overview map of Russia (see 8).

Here with small red arrow (see 2) the track BELAZ 7350 is pointed and Mirny city on the horizon line above.

Track dimensions are:
Length 13,360 mm, Width 7,780 mm, Height 6,650 mm

And finally, look from a satellite (see 7).