3 A Quarry of Bashkortostan

A Quarry of Bashkortostan

Posted on August 19, 2011 by team

The Sibay quarry has the second biggest depth in the world ( five hundred and four meters). Its diameter is two kilometers. A huge hole in the ground beckons and attracts. The deposit opened for almost a hundred years ago, exhausted its resources, and minerals are now extracted only by mines.

The quarry administration. A room where you can get a lamp.

A very old KAMAZ.

A glamorous miner.

A traveling canteen.

A view on the quarry from a lookout.

Exits from the mines. Cars seem tiny in this photo, but their height is about 5-6 meters.

Sometimes landscapes remind of old American movies about the Wild West.


BelAZ trucks.

Miners go down through this shaft.

The extracted ore.

Soviet brand details.

Beautiful serpentines.

Ruins of castles.

A spring.

The overall plan.


An old skip lift. Previously, there there was something like a funicular with trolleys.

The texture of “walls” is very interesting.

Jasper, a semiprecious mineral is just lying on the ground.

The repair and technical base, which serves BelAZ trucks.

A pretty truck family.


Abandoned BelAZs.

Workaholic cars are on a pension.


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3 responses to “A Quarry of Bashkortostan”

  1. testicules says:

    The Sierra club won’t like this place.

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