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Open-Pit Copper Mining at Bingham Canyon Utah Geological

Bingham Canyon’s lasting fame in mining history is a result of being the first district to apply large-scale open-pit mining and economical mechanical processing to low-grade copper ores. In the early 1900s, two adjoining mines at Bingham Canyon—Utah Copper and Boston Consolidated— initiated the use of mechanization in the mines, mills

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GeoSights: A View of the World’s Deepest Pit Bingham

The mine owes its success to economies of scale. The ore is low grade, producing about 10.6 pounds of copper per ton of ore, but a massive amount of it is mined. Furthermore, for every ton of ore, about two tons of overburden must be removed. Mining in Bingham Canyon began in the late 1880s with small underground mines that targeted high-grade ore.

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Bingham Canyon Mine, The Largest Open-Pit Mines in the

Apr 30, 2021· Since 1906, when the first steam shovels began removing waste rock from the sides of the mountain to reach the low-grade copper ore deposits, Bingham Canyon Mine has yielded more than 19 million tons of copper, 23 million ounces of gold, 190 million ounces of silver, plus other minerals.

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Join Rio Tinto Kennecott for the inaugural season of the new Visitor Experience at Bingham Canyon Mine. Learn about the history of this amazing mine and see first-hand the gigantic scale of its operation, vehicles and artifacts. Discover how ore gets refined to become an essential element–copper

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Operation Rio Tinto Kennecott

Copper production begins at the Bingham Canyon Mine. We carry out a sequence of drilling, blasting, loading, hauling, crushing and conveying 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. Drilling and blasting. We detonate 1,200 pounds of explosives twice daily in holes 55 feet deep to break up the rock and remove the ore

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Copper-Gold Skarn Deposits of the Bingham Mining District

Jan 01, 1998· Copper-gold skarns peripheral to the porphyry copper deposit in the Bingham mining district, Utah, contain a geologic resource of over 7 million tons of copper and 9 million ounces of gold. The skarn deposits, hosted by Pennsylvanian limestone beds within the contact metamorphic aureole of the Tertiary Bingham stock, have been mined

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The Bingham copper deposits, Utah, as an exploration

The Bingham mining district was discovered in 1863, shortly after Caucasian civilization reached the Great Basin. For many decades argentiferous galena-sphalerite ores were produced from steeply dipping veins and bedded replacement deposits. Copper occurrences were known, but largely uneconomic.

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Utah Copper: Bingham Mine. Brakeman of an ore train at the open-pit mining operations of Utah Copper Company, at Bingham Canyon, Utah 1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller. Contributor: Feininger, Andreas United States. Office of War Information

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Bingham Canyon’s Manefay Landslides and the Future of the Mine

Copper production from this low-grade material reduced the mine’s output in 2015 by nearly 55 percent from the already modest 2014 production. This made Bingham’s 2015 production the lowest since the mine was closed in 1986 due to low metal prices. Despite these considerable difficulties, Bingham still realized a slight profit in 2015.

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Mineral Deposits in Bingham Canyon Mine The Canyon Breeze

Feb 13, 2011· About three-fourths of the copper ore body is found in the igneous rocks, the remainder occurs in surrounding limestones and quartzites. Nearly equal amounts come from the monzonite and quartz monzonite porphyry. When open-pit mining began at Bingham, the average copper content of the ore was 2.5%. As copper mining progressed, the copper content sometimes is only about 0.6%.

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Bingham Canyon (Kennecott) Copper Mine ~ Mining Geology

Apr 27, 2015· Bingham Canyon Mine This is where the mining process begins. Every day, Kennecott Utah Copper mines about 150,000 tons of copper ore and 330,000 tons of overburden. The ore containing copper, gold, silver and molybdenum is hauled and deposited in the in-pit crusher and sent to the Copperton Concentrator.

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Major Mines & Projects Bingham Canyon (Kennecott) Mine

The next stage, smelting, is a process of heating and melting the copper concentrates to cause a chemical reaction, which removes the copper from other elements in the ore. At the smelter, we produce large 750-pound anodes and transport them by rail to the Refinery. The copper is

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Mine Tour Daily

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Kennecott Rio Tinto

Salt Lake City, Utah Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, integrated copper mining operation located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903, and is even today one of the top producing mines in the world.

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Bingham Open Pit Mine Western Mining History

The Bingham Open Pit Mine is a gold, silver, molybdenum, and copper mine located in Salt Lake county, Utah at an elevation of 6,499 feet. About the MRDS Data: All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy.

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The Bingham Copper Mine and Utah History: The Bingham

Apr 16, 2012· In the late 1890s a nationwide demand for copper arose. High-grade copper deposits had been encountered during the underground mining of lead-silver-gold ore in the Highland Boy area of Bingham. Mining of copper ore was immediately begun. The "Copper Hill" was a huge but very low-grade deposit of copper-bearing rock.

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Kennecott Copper Mine Tour the Utah copper mine Utah

Rio Tinto Kennecott Visitor Experience: Learn about the history of this amazing mine and see first-hand the gigantic scale of its operation, vehicles, and artifacts. Discover how ore gets refined to become copper an essential element in today’s technology. The Visitor Experience is dedicated to educating the public about the importance mining plays in modern life, safe mining practices

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Operation Rio Tinto Kennecott

Copper production begins at the Bingham Canyon Mine. We carry out a sequence of drilling, blasting, loading, hauling, crushing and conveying 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year. Drilling and blasting. We detonate 1,200 pounds of explosives twice daily in holes 55 feet deep to break up the rock and remove the ore

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Copper-Gold Skarn Deposits of the Bingham Mining District

Jan 01, 1998· Copper-gold skarns peripheral to the porphyry copper deposit in the Bingham mining district, Utah, contain a geologic resource of over 7 million tons of copper and 9 million ounces of gold. The skarn deposits, hosted by Pennsylvanian limestone beds within the contact metamorphic aureole of the Tertiary Bingham stock, have been mined

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Kennecott Copper Project, Bingham Canyon mine, Utah, USA

The proven and probable ore reserves at the Bingham Canyon mine were estimated to be 619Mt grading 0.42% copper, 0.17g/t gold, 2.04g/t silver, and 0.035% molybdenum by the end of 2018. The poly-metallic mine was estimated to contain 2.3Mt of copper, 2.25Moz of gold, 29.2Moz of silver, and 140,000t of molybdenum in proven and probable reserves

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Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information

Utah Copper: Bingham Mine. Brakeman of an ore train at the open-pit mining operations of Utah Copper Company, at Bingham Canyon, Utah 1 negative : nitrate ; 4 x 5 inches or smaller. Contributor: Feininger, Andreas United States. Office of War Information

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Geology of the Bingham Canyon Porphyry Cu-Mo-Au Deposit

Jan 01, 2012· Open-pit copper mining commenced in 1906 and through 2011 has produced 2.666 billion tonnes of ore averaging 0.74% Cu, 0.035% Mo, 0.448 g/t Au, and 3.29 g/t Ag. Early actinolite-stable alteration in igneous and sedimentary rocks is flanked by distal chlorite-epidote alteration.

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Copper Mining, the King of the Oquirrh Mountains History

Throughout the 1870s and 1880s copper was basically a by-product of the lead-silver ores mined in Bingham and elsewhere. Copper for Electric Power As the demand for copper increased, especially with the development of electric power, Utah’s role as a copper producer became more significant.

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Mineral Deposits in Bingham Canyon Mine The Canyon Breeze

Feb 13, 2011· About three-fourths of the copper ore body is found in the igneous rocks, the remainder occurs in surrounding limestones and quartzites. Nearly equal amounts come from the monzonite and quartz monzonite porphyry. When open-pit mining began at Bingham, the average copper content of the ore was 2.5%. As copper mining progressed, the copper content sometimes is only about 0.6%.

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Kennecott Utah Copper: Bingham Canyon Mine Soapboxie

Dec 08, 2020· The chemicals used and produced to extract copper and other metals from an ore are quite hazardous to the workers at these sites and the residents in the towns surrounding it, especially when being extracted from ores in an open pit like the Bingham Canyon Mine. An ore is a type of rock that contains important elements that may be extracted for

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Kennecott Rio Tinto

Salt Lake City, Utah Our Kennecott mine is a world-class, integrated copper mining operation located just outside Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States. Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine since 1903, and is even today one of the top producing mines in the world.

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The Bingham Copper Mine and Utah History: The Bingham

Apr 16, 2012· In the late 1890s a nationwide demand for copper arose. High-grade copper deposits had been encountered during the underground mining of lead-silver-gold ore in the Highland Boy area of Bingham. Mining of copper ore was immediately begun. The "Copper Hill" was a huge but very low-grade deposit of copper-bearing rock.

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Kennecott Copper Mine Tour the Utah copper mine Utah

Rio Tinto Kennecott Visitor Experience: Learn about the history of this amazing mine and see first-hand the gigantic scale of its operation, vehicles, and artifacts. Discover how ore gets refined to become copper an essential element in today’s technology. The Visitor Experience is dedicated to educating the public about the importance mining plays in modern life, safe mining practices

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#373 Library of congress images Bingham copper mine

Nov 11, 2014· Bingham Copper Mine, Utah. Carr Fork Canyon as seen from ‘G’ bridge. In the background can be seen a train with waste or over-burden material on its way to the dump. Bingham Canyon, Utah. Ore train at a mine of the Utah Copper Company. Until recently Bingham Copper Mine was the largest open cast mine on earth, and has been worked since the

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Bingham Canyon Western Mining History

The operators of the Bingham Canyon mine thought they would have to use block cave mining to obtain copper from the mine after 2012. This would have required an investment of more than $1 billion in new infrastructure and the mine was slated for closure.

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Bingham, Porphyry copper deposit

Albino, G.V., 1995, Porphyry copper deposits of the Great Basin Nevada, Utah, and adjacent California, in Pierce, F.W., and Bolm, J.G., eds, Porphyry copper deposits