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March 23, 2018

Abandoned Kola Superdeep Borehole

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From Russian Urban Exploration:

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The deepest borehole in the world is located in the west of the Murmansk region,

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about six miles from the city of Zapolyarny and very close to the Norwegian border.

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The Soviet geological research project began in the midst of the Cold War,

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as a response to similar U.S. exploration in the Pacific.

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During work on the Kola superdeep well,

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geologists managed to drill 7.2 miles into the earth's crust.

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A lot of scientific and technical discoveries were made, but in the mid-90s the work was stopped,

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and in 2008 all equipment was abandoned.

March 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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