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Review of Chino Mine Vista Point

Chino Mine Vista Point
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Silver City
Certificate of Excellence
tucson
Level Contributor
37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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English first
Joseph
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37 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“one big hole in the ground”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Kay Ellen S
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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460 reviews
217 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
“Hard viewing”
2 of 5 bubbles 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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101 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great view of the size of an open operating mine”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

I inserted an excerpt from Freeport-McMoRan website for the following info:

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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Thank Gary P
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Hesperia, California
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44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“HUGE!”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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