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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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Throughout its history, Kennecott Copper's Bingham Canyon mine has produced more copper than any other US mine--more than 19 million tons, according to RTKC.
Ross presents readers with a comprehensive examination of the largest mining highwall failure in history and the preparation of managers that kept the incident from killing or injuring any of the miners working in UtahAEs Bingham Canyon Mine when it happened.
On April 10, an enormous landslide dumped 165 million tons of dirt into the bottom of the Bingham Canyon Mine. That amount of dirt could fill 19,000 miles of railcars and stretch three-quarters of the way around the world.
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."
Rio Tinto Plc (LSE: RIO) (ASX: RIO) (NYSE:RTP), a UK-based mineral resources company, has announced an updated resource estimate from the Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah, US.
and extracted from the company's Bingham Canyon mine, near Salt Lake.
Lessons are being learnt about Caterpillar's new 326 t capacity 797 haul truck at one of the world's largest open pits, Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon mine outside Salt Lake City in the US.
Exact numbers for mining pollution are hard to come by, but in the first year of TRI reporting -- released in 1989 for the year 1987 -- Kennecott Copper and its Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah mistakenly thought they were required to participate, and so dutifully disclosed that they produced over 158 million pounds of waste, including 130 million pounds of copper residue.
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.
The Bingham Canyon mine in Utah served as a classic case of the evolution of open-pit mining.
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.