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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chino mine vista point

Chino mine vista point
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 14 Attractions in Silver City
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tucson
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
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.

Visited June 2014
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Joseph
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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“one big hole in the ground”
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.

Visited May 2014
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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“Hard viewing”
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.

Visited April 2014
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Howell, Michigan
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“Great view of the size of an open operating mine”
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 was founded and still exists today.

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The Chino Mine originally mined by Native Americans and later by Spaniards. The open-pit mine began production in 1910. The original concentrator went into operation in 1911, but was replaced by a new facility in 1982. A smelter was commissioned in 1939 and was modernized in 1985 to increase capacity and achieve compliance with the Clean Air Act. In 2005, the smelter was permanently closed. It became part of Freeport-McMoRan in 2007.

Visited April 2014
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Oak Hills, California
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“HUGE!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

This is a massive open pit copper mine. Make sure and stop for a look. They have a nice history board explaining the history of the mine. Take your binoculars so you can check out the huge dump trucks at work (24/7 !).

Visited April 2014
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