Tuesday, October 12, 2010

World's Largest Copper Mine


Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah is soooo big, it can be seen from space. At almost 3 miles wide and almost 1 mile deep, this coppermine continues to get deeper and by 2015 will be another 500 feet deep. Kennecott Copper Mine, is an open-pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, in the Oquirrh Mountains. According to Kennecott, it is the world's largest man-made excavation. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 under the name Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine.

FUN FACT: Some of the shovels used do dig have cost up to $8,000,000 each!

1 comments:

Dhemz October 12, 2010 at 10:01 PM  

oh we've been there! nakalaag tawon me diha bayot, akesha was 2...palit pod ko ug copper nga jewels...taon karon lahi naman ug color..ni green naman...nyahahaha!

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