A portal to the underworld: the deepest mine of the world
• portal to the underworld: the deepest mine of the world
The pursuit of wealth and curiosity make people climb to the tops of towering mountains, dive into the depths of the ocean, to fly into space and even climb into the ground. It was here collected almost all the wealth of our planet. Coal and metals attract business is so strong that in the pursuit of profit mining companies straddle over the borders of the known, not even paying attention to it.
Risk and actually very large - plunging for kilometers under the earth, people can have only speculate about their danger lurking. At such depths of the Earth's interior state of the right to their possessions and even the temperature here can reach up to 60-70 degrees.
But this does not affect the development of the mine and continue to set the depth record, plunging into the unknown. Some of them are already so deep that some local residents very seriously consider them very eve of the underworld.
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.