The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, within sight of Interstate 10, contains a storage facility known to many locals as the “boneyard.” The facility functions as a holding place to store planes until their ultimate fate has been determined.
It’s mostly military Aircraft, from the Air Force and Navy. It’s homes to F-16s, F-15, F-4s, F-18s, F-14s, A-10s, C-130s, C-141s, B-52s, just to name a few. More recently, too recently to be seen here, they added four B1-B bombers
Want to see all the airplanes?
The Consolidated Diamond Mine, owned by De Beers, is reputed to have the largest private earthmoving fleet in the world.
It has been a virtually secret operation since the early 1900’s. There are enough antique machines to stock a museum.
Once a vehicle or piece of equipment enters De Beers diamond mining area, it is never allowed to leave. Since its not practical to search for an object as small as a diamond, De Beers simply assigns all these outmoded vehiclesand machines to this eerie graveyard. It was an amazing sight, but I was most frightened of seeing a snake hiding amongst the rust.
Here you can see Sherman tanks, a train of turn-of-the-century railroad cars with German markings and an ominous looking World War 11 battle tank with a British insignia on it had a huge steel blade welded in front of the gun turret as De Beers converted these tanks to bulldozers after the war!
The Bay of Nouadhibou, seven miles south from the Mauritanian city, hides one the biggest ship cemeteries in the world. There are more than 300 wrecks around the harbour, resting for yearsand coming from all nations.
A brief walk through Google Maps will show you hundreds of skeletons piled here and there, at the biggest collection of rusty giant ships you could ever imagine.
This is at a place called (IIRC) Carlton Miniott, between Ripon and Thirsk (United Kingdom).
Vending machine graveyard in Tamamura, Gunma-ken. Vending machines are very environmentally bad because of the amount of power devoted to keeping them brightly litand cold/hot 24 hours a day.
Among the dunes of Tavira island, in Portugal, there’s an impressive anchor graveyard called the Cemitério das Âncoras. It was built in remembrence of the glorious tradition of tuna fishing with large nets (“armações de atum”) fixed with these anchors, a fishing technique already invented by the Phoenicians.
Tavira used to be a place devoted to the tuna fishing. They built up this anchor graveyard to remember those who had to quit their occupation when the big fish abandoned the coasts.
A weird place outside Uyuni in Bolivia, full of old, dead trains from the USA and UK, rusting away in the sun and the salty winds from nearby Salar de Uyuni.
Coke machine graveyard in Guntersville, Alabama.