January 19, 2021

The world’s deepest oil well is over 40,000 feet deep

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By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist In the world’s deepest gold mine, workers will venture 2.5 miles (4 km) below the Earth’s surface to extract from a 30-inch (0.8m) wide vein of gold-rich ore. While these depths are impressive, mining is limited by the frailty of the human body. Going much deeper would be incredibly dangerous, […]