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6 The Pyramids of the Talc Pit

The Pyramids of the Talc Pit

Posted on June 27, 2012 by team


This talc pit is an interesting and unusual place. It seems that ancient Egyptians were here, in the Sverdlovsk region, to make their pyramids. The development started in the end of the 19th century, extraction in the 30s of the 20th century.

In the time of perestroika the extraction stopped and the pit was closed down. Since then tourists started to come here looking for something unusual.

The pit has a regular shape, it is practically cut out in the solid rock and reaches the depth of 100 m and width of 500 m in the widest place. Some old equipment can still be observed in the area.

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6 Responses to “The Pyramids of the Talc Pit”

  1. asdfasd says:

    Where’s the girl!?!?!

  2. Kent of Sweden says:

    What is truly amazing is of course the ability of plants and quit large trees to grown in practically no soil at all, could there possibly be more than a few inches of soil on top of the solid rock there.
    On a very different subject. The switch in the second but last pictures is clearly set to the left, but the arrow above the switch-handle is pointing right, is this russian standard or is it broken or what????
    Also that is some chain-saw, but I would still prefer the old excavator, anybody know where the cables have gone??

  3. Kilroy Was Here says:

    I have a question. The article states “In the time of perestroika (in the 1980’s) the extraction stopped and the pit was closed down…”. Then it goes on and states “The pit was abandoned long ago but some works are still done here, like pumping out ground water. The nature still tries to have this place back in its depths. If they don’t pump the water out soon the pit will turn into a lake…”. Also, “Since then tourists started to come here looking for something unusual…”. Is this place such an economical boost to the area that keeping the water out is necessary?

  4. (r)evolutionist says:

    The “pyramids” are merely an example of the utilization of euclidean geometry which even primitive humans figured out to be the most efficient, elegant way to transform matter. Nothing extraordinary here.

  5. Guest says:

    Nice. I was awaiting the girl as well…

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