32. Lead Mine another Utah Ghost Town.

32. Lead Mine another Utah Ghost Town.

Heading West toward Bingham through Copperton down the hill you come to the little town of Lead Mine, it is a ghost town now once had a few businesses a few houses and one-time home of the precipitation plant where leaching process tool place. The road stops here the canyon filled in with overburden. Became a ghost town with the success of the Bingham Canyon mine Rio Tinto Kennecott. We take a look as it is now and show pictures of its past. Thanks to Larry Sax, Don Strack (utahrails.net) for permission to use pictures. Some interesting comments after posting (Lead Mine another Utah Ghost Town). The first picture from the Tribune negatives, July 15, 1964 strike, John Saltas (City Weekly) (The woman driving by waving is my mom, Stella Saltas in our 61 Plymouth). Second picture from the Larry Sax collection (utahrails.net) Terry Jones comments (in fact there was a picture of me washing the top deck of the P Module).


  1. Kerley Express [ Dwight ] on June 5, 2023 at 9:18 pm

    Great video i bet it was a hard job back in the old days

  2. Austin A on June 5, 2023 at 9:19 pm

    Thanks for all the studying and work that went into this!

  3. duaneyoutbe on June 5, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    Did anyone notice the old clock ticking in the background?

    That’s awesome, the clock.

  4. Scott Worne on June 5, 2023 at 9:34 pm

    I am in the rebuild of the crusher at this time. I have been providing the concrete for the new crusher. Yes they are building a new conveyer to join with the older one.

  5. m. e. on June 5, 2023 at 9:51 pm

    Nice narration.

  6. Joe Lugo on June 5, 2023 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks again for another great history lesson!

  7. benjamin scholle on June 5, 2023 at 10:00 pm

    I just discovered this channel. We love Bingham Canyon!

  8. Mystic Railroad on June 5, 2023 at 10:02 pm

    great photos and history. great video as always.

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