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Chino mine vista point

Address: on Hwy 152, about 15 miles east of Silver City, Gps 32. 7917425 N, 108. 0672635 W, Silver City, NM
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Ranked #4 of 15 Attractions in Silver City
Type: Landmarks
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San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What can you say about a huge hole in the ground? Well. it is definitely impressive. The scale is even more amazing when you see the earthmoving equipment. The site has an interpretive display that is worth reading and accompanying photos. The topography of the mine changes frequently so it is worth seeing more than once. We always take our... More 

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Emporia, Kansas
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72 reviews 72 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This is a very unique view of a major industry in the area. Spectacular view of a working mine with good explanatory displays. Take your binoculars as this is a huge mine and you will want to see some activities.

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Silver City, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

the overlook is awesome. Get there when the sun is not in the way of viewing the ledges. Take binoculars for a better view!! Wish the mine would have tours!

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Great place to stop and take a look at the mining operations. Not a lot of activity may be going on and you may see some dump trucks driving around. There are some historical signs there detailing the operations. Great tip-bring some binoculars.

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El Paso, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

It's a nice place to stop and take a quick look and a picture. If you haven't seen a copper mine, it's a must see. Huge dump trucks like you've never seen before that make regular size trucks seem like toys.

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Tucson, Arizona
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79 reviews 79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Interesting to look down and see the workings of this mine. Wish there was more information (there is some basic historical information) about the process we were watching

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tucson
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I liked this Great overlook. Puts the queen mine in Bisbee az to shame. Much bigger and still in operation.

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Joseph
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We found the view of this very large open pit mine interesting. The displays at the viewpoint gave good historical data.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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119 reviews 119 reviews
57 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I suppose if you like mines, this would be fantastic. Being more of an outdoor enthusiast with a great respect for nature, both my husband and I found it disturbing. Sad to see what has been done to the earth.

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Howell, Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Yes the colors are beautiful, but the shear size of the mine is mind boggling! It is a rare treat to get this close to an open operating mine. When you can see the mine from town, you know it's very big! Most people don't get to see a mine close up. Keep in mind that was how this town... More 

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