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Chino mine vista point

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Address: on Hwy 152, about 15 miles east of Silver City, Gps 32. 7917425 N, 108. 0672635 W, Silver City, NM

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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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5 of 5 stars 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
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Good information on the history of the mine, and I appreciated the cut out spaces in the chain link fence for unobstructed photo taking.

1 Thank Cynthia M
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

After leaving Lake Roberts we drove thru Mimbres and we stopped at the observation area. Truly amazing. Wish we had brought the binoculars! Didn't stay long as it was very hot, although information placards are under cover/shade. Worth a look.

1 Thank barbsea2015
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184 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

This is a view not to be missed. People just don't realize how massive a mine operation can be. The view is incredible as you look down into the mine area. You can see the trucks moving around and you get a panoramic view of the entire area. There is interesting information available under a ramada that explains everything that... More 

2 Thank aztraveler62
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This incredible hole in the ground reminds of us what mankind can do to obtain resources. We have seen Chuquicamata in Chile which is larger, but this seems equally impressive.

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Jemez Pueblo NM
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

We stopped here on Saturday on our way into Silver City. Unfortunately the gates were chained closed and we were unable to get a good view of the operation. When we went to the Silver City Visitor's Center they were unaware of the hours the gates were open. So, on Monday as we were driving out of town we stopped... More 

2 Thank medalguy
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

fascinating viewpoint of a working copper mine, they have even cut a hole in the chain link fence so one can take photos

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

When you drive up to the overlook look for Santa Rita viewing. Not Chino. The operation runs 365/24 so you can see it any time. It's hard to understand the size of the trucks hauling ore until you get up next to one of the giant tires at the parking area. This open-pit mine is amazing to look at with... More 

1 Thank SaraD81956
Denver, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is one of the few places in the world that you can get a view of a mine of this size. To be able to watch the giant trucks haul the loads of ore out of the bottom is amazing. They start at the bottom and look like toys. As they get closer you start to realize how big... More 

Thank JCD4

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