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Bingham Canyon Copper Mine or Kennecott Mine

Bingham Canyon Copper Mine (Kennecott Copper Mine), Utah, USA Date: circa 1910s

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Bingham Canyon Copper Corporation Deposit Deposits Extract Ion Hole Mine Mines Mining Porphyry Slopes Steep Terrace Terraces Terracing Utah Tinto


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In this photograph taken circa 1910s, the Bingham Canyon Mine, also known as the Kennecott Mine, located in Utah, USA, showcases the awe-inspiring scale and complexity of copper mining in America during the early 20th century. The mine, nestled at the foot of the Oquirrh Mountains, is a testament to human ingenuity and the relentless pursuit of natural resources. The image reveals a group of miners, dressed in heavy work clothes and protective gear, standing at the edge of the vast pit, which is a result of the ongoing extraction of porphyry copper deposits. The steep terraces carved into the mine's walls are a sight to behold, with each level meticulously designed for the efficient and safe removal of ore. The mine's slopes are a maze of intricate terraces, connecting the mine to the Rio Tinto, a river that played a crucial role in the transportation of the extracted ore. The open pit mine, a marvel of engineering, is a stark contrast to the lush greenery of the surrounding mountains and the clear blue sky above. The mine's sheer size and depth are evident, with the pit extending deep into the earth, creating an otherworldly landscape that is both breathtaking and humbling. The Bingham Canyon Mine, a significant deposit of copper, was a critical contributor to the United States' mining industry during the early 1900s. The mine's operations during this period marked a turning point in the history of copper mining, with the introduction of new technologies and mining techniques that revolutionized the industry. This photograph offers a unique glimpse into the past, providing a window into the lives of the miners who worked tirelessly to extract the valuable copper ore from the earth. It is a reminder of the rich history of mining in America and the indelible mark it has left on the landscape of Utah.

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