The Bingham Canyon Mine is less than an hour from Salt Lake City. Located west of Salt Lake City in the Oquirrh Mountains, it is the world's oldest and largest open-pit copper mine. The Mine Has Given Up How Much? Since it first started operation in 1863, the mine has given up more than 12 million tons of copper. And tons more of gold, silver ...
KUC's Bingham Canyon mine is one of the largest and most efficient mines in the world. It has produced more copper than any other district in the U.S., accounting for over 16% of total U.S. copper production. In addition to copper, the mine produces gold, molybdenum, and silver.
The Kennecott Utah Copper Mine located in Bingham Canyon is nearly three miles wide and getting close to one mile deep. Pictured above you will see the terraces or roads; there are over 500 miles of road within the copper mine pit, enough to stretch from Salt Lake City to Denver.
Finish your tour with a dramatic new 16-minute video tour in their 90-seat theater, their history, present day operations, and future. About the Mine... * Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history - about 18.1 million tons. * The mine is 2-3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep.
PHOTOS: Bingham Canyon rebuilds after landslide MINING.com. Nov 11, 2014 MINING.com tours Rio Tinto Kennecott's Bingham Canyon mine 18 months The mine has produced more copper than any mine in history more . and tailings infrastructure is from the mine's new Virtual Visitors Center.
Since 1992, the Bingham Canyon Mine Visitors Center has generated $2.8 million for the Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine Visitors Center Charitable Foundation, welcomed more than 3 million visitors, and served as a critical venue to communicate about Kennecott's commitments and values.
Kennecott's Copper Mine Tours The second-largest copper producer in the United States, the century-old Kennecott's Copper Mine (aka the Bingham Canyon Mine) provides about a quarter of America's copper needs, as well as gold, silver, and molybdenum.