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Berkeley Pit

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Stephen W wrote a review Oct 2020
Leadville, Colorado75 contributions15 helpful votes
The Berkeley Pit is awe-inspiring as an example of what humans can do when they want to extract important minerals from the ground. If you value mining, this is inspirational. If you no not, it is frightening. People need to think about what is involved in making the devices they use daily in their kitchens and offices and come to grips with how the resources are extracted. Either embrace mining or stop using pretty much everything technological! The reason it is not rate five is that it is so difficult to find a place to see its full extent.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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jhcrw wrote a review Oct 2020
9 contributions3 helpful votes
Must see to realize how large this pit is. We saw two eagles flying near the edge of the pit and they looked so tiny against the vastness of the water.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Andy W wrote a review Oct 2020
Kent, Washington1,301 contributions171 helpful votes
I stopped twice - one eastbound and then again a few days later when I was westbound. Always closed. Maybe it's the COVID-19 that is causing this.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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THINGS2LIVE4 wrote a review Sep 2020
Rocky River, Ohio908 contributions162 helpful votes
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Butte, Montana has the feel of mid western west belt city. There is a lot to see and do here. The mining museum is really neat. Driving through Butte feels like driving through Pittsburgh, and I say that in a good way.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jesena wrote a review Sep 2020
Seattle, Washington325 contributions165 helpful votes
We would have loved to see it, besides climing up the steep area to peek through the fence. There is a visitor center where you can pay a fee to see more of the pit and learn about it's history, but whoever is supposed to work there, probably decided to go fishing. We were there at the time it was supposed to be open and during early afternoon, but like others, we were pretty disappointed that it was closed without a reason. One of the guys also visiting said he even called earlier in the day to see how long they would be open and we all arrived 3h before closing time. Oh well...
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Date of experience: September 2020
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