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“A must see for Boys”

Bingham Canyon Mine
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Reviewed 6 March 2013

This is a great place for boys and girls to see the big machines at work. I would take a class, especially a home school group. The tractors are amazing.

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Reviewed 17 February 2013

Well if you are from out of state you need to see this place. When I was growing up I was told it was the biggest man made hole in the world and you can see it from space I also remember the town that is under the tailing pile the towns name was Lark

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Reviewed 11 February 2013

Where else in the world can you go to see a hole in the ground large enough to be visible from outer-space? Well I am here to tell you, nowhere!

Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine has been in production since 1906, and has resulted in a open-pit mine that is over 0.75 miles deep and 2.5 miles wide! The mine itself covers an area of more then 1900 acres and according to Kennecott, it is the world's largest man-made excavation! Those are some pretty impressive figures for a big hole in the ground.

Visiting Bingham Canyon Mine is very interesting and well worth your time. The on-site visitor center provides a great history of mining in the area, discusses the relevance and value of mining in our everyday lives, and has lots of interesting historical photos and artifacts to check out. Everyday we use products that are the products of mines around the world--the computers we use, our phones, our soaps, toothpastes and shampoos. In fact, chances are good that the majority of the products in your home or office were once dug out of a mine.

If you haven't seen the world's largest man made hole in the ground, you need to go!

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Reviewed 10 February 2013

The scale of it is mind-boggling - but it's not like they try to impress you - the trucks with tires larger than a single-family home, the hole is earth so big you can see it from space - are all necessities of modern mining operation.
The museum is informative, and the short movie they play there tries its best too - but let's face it, it's mostly company propaganda, trying to down-play their environmental impact. Still, worth your time.

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Reviewed 5 February 2013

Great museum displays, good video, and you can see live blasting if you are lucky in your timing. Lots of parking, big lot. Enjoyed the gift shop, too.

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