Throughout history, people have moved significant amounts of earth in the form of open-pit mining, a surface mining technique of extracting rock or minerals from the earth by their removal from an open pit or borrow. The result of using this technique is a huge visible scar on the earth surface. This infographic looks at some of the world’s biggest, most spectacular and interesting mines.

The world's top 10 open pit mines infographic

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