Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS
russian visa

April 9, 2016 14:08


If you look at Sibai and its career from the top, with a decent height, you will see a huge hole in the ground that resembles an imprint into the ground of giant pyramid. And the city will seem a modest settlement, distributed along the edge of the crater. It is not an exaggeration: Sibai quarry ranked second in the world after the Chile's Chuquicamata by depth. Its depth is more than a half of kilometer and its diameter is two kilometers.

There are six kinds of mined ores containing 15 components: gold, silver, copper, iron and sulfur ... The harsh black and red slopes surround the road like screw, gradually leading to the bottom. Earlier it was used for incessantly shuttling of immense BelAZ, mining trucks with the height of several meters. Previously, the path took them two and a half hours, and the audience at the top of the trucks was seen like toys, no longer than nail. Previously - because now the works are suspended in the open Saibai career. Not because there is nothing to produce, but because there is a real threat of collapse of the walls. Now the works are carried out by mine method.

In addition, nearby, also in the city, there has been appeared another quarry - Kamagansky. It is not so big, but as they say, let it have time. Sibai quarry has always been considered as the leading by the method of extraction and transportation of ore. It was here the first time in Russia where they began to unload the extracted valuable rock into the dump cars (special freight cars) at the bottom of the quarry and to raise up by the skip winch.

Today, this winch is not functional, but it is perfectly visible on the slope. Next to it, you can fully grasp the scale of the construction: the track is literally lost in the depths of the earth. Now Sibai quarry with its blades began to be overgrown with greenery. The view is picturesque and surreal: tender leaves of birches are trembling on the dusty slopes, huge crows are drinking from the copper and red puddles and cows are jumping on the plates at the edge of the crater – so they save themselves from annoying foxes, or they are quietly grazing over the giant pit.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Bashkiria     

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Tanalykovo-Baymak Land Electrougli: Local Pecularities Bogdinsko-Baskunchaksky Reserve - the Youngest In Russia Beaches of the Russky Island (Vladivostok, Russia) Kalmykia: Lagan

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Artificial Neural Network  St. Petersburg  Charity  Krasnodar  Medicines  treaty  environment  Fashion  Russian airlines  Russian scientists  Russian business  Konstantin Gedroits  criminality  email service  Russian banks  Boris Grebenshchikov  buy Russian dress  Promo Industry  Vagai island  Kaliningrad  Exhibitions in Moscow  Russian Standard  Russian economy  Books  Golden Ring  Russian science  ENEA  Park of National Unity and Reconciliation  Moscow  Russian tourism  Syria  Russian Cinema  Buzz Barometer  Sabine Weiss  Russian transport  VKontakte  Judaica  Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts  Theatrical Costumes  Media Art  Mirax  Ufa  Constitution  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  Russian Film Directors  Active Travel  Illustration  disappearing jobs in Russia  Sochi Autodrome  helicopter tours 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites