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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edu/new-news/the-2013-bingham-canyon-landslide-moment-by-moment) largest landslide  recorded in North American history was most likely one that occurred in Bingham Canyon, outside of Salt Lake City, Utah on April 10, 2013.
He has been involved with projects including Rio Tintos Resolution and Keystone projects and its Bingham Canyon and Diavik mines, and most recently was project director at Yara Internationals potash project in Ethiopia.
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The Bingham Canyon mine in Utah served as a classic case of the evolution of open-pit mining.
Newhouse, the mining speculator behind the tunnel, became fabulously wealthy in his day, but from copper deposits in Utah's Bingham Canyon, not from the Argo.
In 1984, studies revealed that groundwater and soils were contaminated with heavy metals that were a legacy from processing the ore that came out of Bingham Canyon.
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.
Jerry North, a geologist and mineral collector, was employed from 1966 to 1986 at the Kennecott Copper Corporation's huge open-pit copper mine at Bingham Canyon, Salt Lake County, Utah.
Rio Tinto Plc (LSE: RIO) (ASX: RIO) (NYSE:RTP), a UK-based mineral resources company, has announced an intention to construct a new Molybdenum Autoclave Process (MAP) facility at its Kennecott Utah Copper (KUC) Bingham Canyon operation in Salt Lake City, US.
The Bingham Canyon Mine, one of the world's largest surface mines, was once under a volcano.