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Giant Dump Truck, Tailings, Water Pollution, Pond, Lake, Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah, diesel
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IMCV01P04_12
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Giant Dump Truck, Tailings, Water Pollution, Pond, Lake, Bingham Canyon Mine, Utah, diesel
The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mining operation run by the Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation. It is located southwest of Salt Lake City. This is the biggest open pit mine in the world and one of the most productive mines in history. Along with a large porphyry copper deposit, this mine also produces significant amounts of gold, silver and molybednum. It is owned by Rio Tinto Group based in the United Kingdom.

This dump truck is part of a fleet of 64 huge dump trucks which each carry 255 tons of ore at a time; these trucks cost about US$3 million each
Keywords:
Utah, Southwest, USA, Copper, Metal, Industry, Raw Goods, Extraction, Mineral, Ore, Metallurgy, Industrial
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Wernher Krutein

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