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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