Bingham Canyon

Bingham Canyon

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Bingham,

uninc. village, N central Utah, near Tooele, in a canyon of the Oquirrh Mts. SW of Salt Lake City. At first (1848) a farm of the Mormons Thomas and Sanford Bingham, it became in the 1860s a roaring mining town, dealing in gold, then silver and lead, and in the 20th cent. copper. The world's largest open-pit mine is located nearby. The town's single street, squeezed into a mountain gulch, is 6 mi (9.7 km) long.
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Cooper was responsible for the construction and operations of numerous active mines in North America including the operations at the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah.
It is informed that Chuqui is, by excavated volume the biggest open pit copper mining complex in the world and by its depth of 850 meters (2,790 feet) makes it the second deepest open pit mine in the world (after Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, USA).
Slack said they've latched onto some good underground projects with some longevity such as Lundin Mining's Eagle Mine in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Kennecott's Bingham Canyon project near Salt Lake City and shaft sinking at Hecla Mining's Lucky Friday project in northern Idaho.
On April 10, an enormous landslide dumped 165 million tons of dirt into the bottom of the Bingham Canyon Mine.
He said: "Near my home in Utah, Rio Tinto's massive Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the biggest man-made excavations on Earth and has rendered a large area of local groundwater too polluted for human consumption.
She had lived in the Springfield area for 51 years and previously lived in Bingham Canyon, Utah.
Goldberg also held senior management positions throughout Rio Tinto, including Bingham Canyon mine manager at Kennecott Utah Copper, general manager at Colowyo Coal Company, and mining executive for the Gold and Other Minerals product group, based in London.
Leon Skliris of Salt Lake City, a former laborer, manipulated the market for unskilled Greek workers, particularly at the giant mining and smelting operations around Bingham Canyon, Utah and elsewhere in the Far West.
The first two 797s off the production line are in use around the clock at Kennecott's Bingham Canyon in Utah, USA, hauling loads of rock weighing over 360 tons - one third more than any other truck.
and 13 unions, including several Steelworkers local unions, reached a 3-year agreement, covering some 2,000 workers at the company's Bingham Canyon mine in the Salt Lake City, UT, area.
In particular, the former decline in metal mining capacity reversed in 1987-89 as strong worldwide demand for metals led to the reopening of mines such as the huge Bingham Canyon, Utah, copper-silver mine, which had closed for extensive modernization during the period of weak demand.
With the addition of Deep Kerr, we believe KSM is now equally a top-tier copper project with grades that potentially invite comparison with the world's largest and most profitable operating copper-gold mines such as Grasberg (Freeport McMoran), Batu Hijau (Newmont) and Bingham Canyon (Rio Tinto).