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“What a hole in the ground”

Chino Mine Vista Point
Reviewed January 19, 2015

The open pit copper mine is a mile across and 1600 feet deep, with monster dump trucks hauling ore. This ranks with the open pit coal mine in Gillette, Wyoming and the open pit gold mine in Lead, South Dakota. Must see!

Thank rwwaugh
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Reviewed December 29, 2014

Certainly a must see if you want to know more about what this area is about. Our history for more than 100 years is evident there at this lookout.

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Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is an astounding thing to see just from the perspective of it's size and scope. It does serve an important function. It's just too bad it has to scar the earth to perform it.

Thank lannyr
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Reviewed December 23, 2014

The vista point is really little more than a way-side stop that if you didn't know what you were looking for, you might miss it. However, it is worth a few minutes out of your car to read the placards and look at the mining operation which runs 24/7, seven days a week.

Thank catherineh417
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Reviewed November 19, 2014

What can you say about a huge hole in the ground? Well. it is definitely impressive. The scale is even more amazing when you see the earthmoving equipment. The site has an interpretive display that is worth reading and accompanying photos. The topography of the mine changes frequently so it is worth seeing more than once. We always take our out of town visitors to this site.

Thank Maryloualso
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