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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank MoseleyPaddler
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

fun for kids big, and small. this is a large parking lot with a view of the mine operations. has some interesting facts about mine/area, and a large truck tire to play in. its free, and a lot of fun for any one with an interest in heavy equipment

Thank Absolut98
Bellaire, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was fun to look at the mine. It's huge. There were some signs explaining what was going on but not really much info.

Thank TomFromBellaire
Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This attraction is just a wayside overlook where you can park and look into the mine. Watch for a dirt and gravel lot on the south side of NM152 with a large truck tire and small shade pavilion. It's astounding to see the size of the hole that has been dug out since 1909 and interesting to watch the mining... More 

Thank CrankingChick
Little Elm, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

And there's not a ton to it, honestly. Good signs, intersting view and totally worth a stop, but not a long one at all. Maybe 30 minutes-ish? No facilities- this is literally just a pullover on the side of the road (with a fence around it for safety) with a shelter roof over some educational displays, and a giant tire... More 

Thank 975cait
Welshpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having driven through the beautiful country around this area this seems to be a carbuncle on the face of the earth,but it is also amazing in the way that it displays the amount of effort that we will make to sustain our consumer needs.No doubt this will be written down to the progress of man but it will always leave... More 

Thank ger w
Silver City, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For nature lovers its kind of sad to see such a large area desroyed (presumebly will be restored) although I remind myself we all enjoy the technologies that these metals make happen. It is an interesting sight to see as a brief stop while you are driving through and can be a good learning tool for families to discuss.

Thank LifeonCasters
Silver City, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not a destination attraction, but worth stopping if you are within 25 miles or so. Three parts to this stop: 1) the info written on the displays 2) the huge hole like a small Grand Canyon and 3) the surrounding mountainous deposits of pulverized wasterock and tailings. The hole is impressive and speaks to amazing technology to extract... More 

Thank GretchenNM
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

Everytime I have been to this site i am always amazed at the pure size and depth of this mine. I have met people that were once reisdents of the village of Santa Rita and were displaced when the mine took over and moved them out.

Thank Anthony M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

This museum really surprised us, since the pictures and interesting objects we found there. First time we were enjoying our visit to silver city and it was plenty of colorful

1 Thank Juan Pablo R

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