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Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation
Magna, UT 84044-6001
Latitude: 40.69648 Longitude: -112.090594
Email Address: [email protected]
Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history, and has been called "The Richest Hole on Earth." It's considered the largest excavation on the planet, and can even be seen from outer space.
Standing at the overlook within the Bingham Canyon Mine, you can see, hear, and feel the breathtaking and awesome magnitude of the largest man-made excavation on earth.
While you watch the action in the mine, a descriptive narration recorded in several languages explains the operations.
From the overlook, you can watch 240 and 320 ton capacity haulage trucks deliver copper ore to the in-pit crusher, where the material is reduced to the size of soccer balls before being loaded onto a five-mile conveyor that carries the ore to the Copperton Concentrator.
Inside the large, modern Visitors Center are historic photographs, interactive exhibits, and three-dimensional models that provide an educational and entertaining experience for people of all ages.
Finish your tour with a dramatic 14-minute video presentation that takes you into other Kennecott Utah Copper plant facilities to follow the production of copper from low grade ore in the mine, to 99.9 percent pure copper in the refinery.
Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine Visitors Center is open to the public seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. April 1 to October 31, weather permitting.
Passenger Vehicle $5.00
Mini Tour Bus $25.00
Tour Bus $50.00
There is no admission charge for school buses. Bring your class to learn about mining!
NOTE: For safety reasons, motorcycles can no longer enter the Mine including the road to the Mine Visitors Center.
100% of Fees Are Donated to Charity (Admission Fees are tax deductible)