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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).
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.
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.
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.
Although the 1,900-acre Bingham Canyon Mine dominates the Oquirrh Mountain landscape, "the majority of mines in Utah are in rural areas and most of them are the small mines that are less than 10 or five acres," says Dana Dean, associate director over mining in the state's Division of Oil, Gas and Mining.
However, the company did agree to an immediate $1,000 payment to each worker and to reopen its Bingham Canyon mine.
Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Nevada, and Montana are the largest copper producing states in the country, with the Morenci Copper Mine and the Bingham Canyon Mine being the largest copper mines in the US.
The Bingham Canyon Mine has been in operation since 1903 and we are looking at ways to extend our operation for decades to come.
Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with production at more than 19 million tons.
Its crown jewel, the Bingham Canyon Mine, is the largest open-pit copper mine in the world.