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Chino Mine Vista Point

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on Hwy 152, about 15 miles east of Silver City, Silver City, NM
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Gates locked, closed

When we visited in mid-June the area was still gated and locked. Such a shame because we would have... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
diaq
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Palm Harbor, Florida
Could not access - chained gates

Poor signage indicating where one could enter - then when we got there - weeds growing up through... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LS M
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  • Excellent48%
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  • Average14%
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“open pit” (10 reviews)
“copper mine” (7 reviews)
“dump trucks” (5 reviews)
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on Hwy 152, about 15 miles east of Silver City, Silver City, NM
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we visited in mid-June the area was still gated and locked. Such a shame because we would have loved to read the boards to learn about the mine. It is impressive to drive by and we pulled over just to look at it. We...More

Thank diaq
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Poor signage indicating where one could enter - then when we got there - weeds growing up through fence and obviously not used for a long while - disappointing to waste couple of hours but that's travel isn't it?

Thank LS M
Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

Chino mine is the second largest open pit mine in the world. It is definitely a must see if you are in the area.

Thank Jung Yi T
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Interesting to see the mine in operation. The message boards were informative and we enjoyed reading about the history of the mine.

1  Thank Glenda203
Reviewed April 12, 2017

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....More

Thank LAB20
Reviewed April 10, 2017

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...More

Thank MsKelliH
Reviewed April 3, 2017

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
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
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
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...More

Thank Joan E
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Lee Ann M
March 5, 2015|
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Response from golfer_diner | Reviewed this property |
I am not aware of any mine tours. The Silver City, NM Chamber provides a great deal of information about the area and may be able to assist. There is also another mine in the area (although I do not know the name) which... More
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