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Chino Mine Vista Point

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Address: on Hwy 152, about 15 miles east of Silver City, Silver City, NM

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It's neat to be able to look down into the pit. We stop here with our kids every time we come this way. The kids like the big haul truck tire and we always take their pictures... read more

Reviewed December 31, 2016
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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Farmington, New Mexico
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34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gates were closed and locked. No notice if/when they will be open. You can see some of the happenings going on in the mine but not much. Would have liked to have read the info plaques and really get to see into the mine. Hoping the gates will be open next time.

Thank LAB20
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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103 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sorry to say that the mine has fenced off the outlook point. You can no longer truly see the whole mine or get a feel for the scale of it. We stopped two years ago and did get to stand at the edge and to read the information boards.

Thank MsKelliH
Littleton, Colorado
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though the mine is huge, and you can see parts, the vista point was fenced and locked. There was no notice as to if or when there might be access.

Thank GDJM1234
Plymouth, MN
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171 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Locked gate prevented closer look, but still quite a hole. Wish there was more info. Familiar with similar mining on Minnesota Iron Range, and more info available there. Several other cars stopped while we were there, so there was interest.

Thank Tom C
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 9, 2017

point was closed when we when passed through. not any good stops for pictures. would like to have been ale to see more with out the fence in the way.

Thank Stephen M
Silver City, New Mexico
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The Chino Mine Overlook gives you a hint of the size and scope of the mining industry in Grant County. Watch carefully for the trucks--they appear to be the size of a child's Tonka toy--until they come closer and you see that they are as big as a house! Tires that the top can't be reached even on tip toe... More 

Thank Joan E
Litchfield Park, Arizona
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

It's neat to be able to look down into the pit. We stop here with our kids every time we come this way. The kids like the big haul truck tire and we always take their pictures with them standing in it.

Thank SqueekSarzoza
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We have been coming here since I was a young boy. I'm now fifty years old and I've brought my family several times. It's still awesome to look at even after so many years!

Thank Frank C
Farmington, New Mexico
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55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

It's pretty amazing what a man a shovel and a dump truck can do. The pit is a mile wide and 1, 600 feet deep. Pretty impressive sight

Thank Wayne640
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130 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

What a hole in the ground......and piles of excavation! Well worth seeing where your copper comes from.

Thank MoseleyPaddler

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