Bingham Canyon Mine (Kennecott Copper Mine) – Drone footage

Bingham Canyon Mine (Kennecott Copper Mine) – Drone footage

Drone video footage
The Bingham Canyon Mine, more commonly known as Kennecott Copper Mine among locals, is an open-pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, in the Oquirrh Mountains. The mine is the largest man-made excavation in the world and is considered to have produced more copper than any other mine in history – more than 19 million tons. The mine has been in production since 1906, and has resulted in the creation of a pit over 0.6 miles (970 m) deep, 2.5 miles (4 km) wide, and covering 1,900 acres. It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1966 under the name Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine. – WikiPedia


  1. Ummeed. on June 2, 2023 at 7:52 pm

    Hello sir

  2. Matt Austin on June 2, 2023 at 8:00 pm

    If you know how menacingly big a haul truck is, seeing them look like ants while driving along the haul roads is crazy.

  3. BurningSaltshaker on June 2, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    hmmm, yes

    put the burj khalifia and still have 100 meters of open space

  4. Patrick Bateman on June 2, 2023 at 8:01 pm

    They turned a beautiful mountain valley into a lifeless toxic pit. And this mining company polluted the groundwater with chemicals so now it is unusable forever. Great job Utah!

  5. Haringos on June 2, 2023 at 8:03 pm

    Impresionante vídeo. Enhorabuena. Allí trabajaron muchos de mis compatriotas (España) a comienzos del Siglo XX.

  6. TABE Hammers on June 2, 2023 at 8:06 pm

    Wowww it’s huuuge

  7. FlameDNA on June 2, 2023 at 8:08 pm

    Just how much Copper is in that one area? Did we finish mining all of the useable resources or is that mine still in operation? Seeing this huge hole makes me wonder if we’ll ever run out of natural resources. Most likely not in our lifetime though. I guess the real question is whether we’ll have the tech to mine resources from space.

  8. John Kirk on June 2, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    That is sad and disgusting

  9. Anon Emus on June 2, 2023 at 8:30 pm

    My grandfather worked there as an electrician from the 1930’s to the 1970’s I have visited the mine many times. I remember when all the oar was transported by electric trains. The canyon the mine was named for has been completely filled in with overburden waste

  10. Chenuli Silva on June 2, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Good video but u could have put more interesting stuff into it. Nevertheless appreciate the hard work.

  11. Silvere Tetu on June 2, 2023 at 8:32 pm

    Amazing 😍😍

  12. István Tóth on June 2, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    How many million tonnes of rock were excavated during history of bingham canyon mine?

  13. AllPureSkill on June 2, 2023 at 8:40 pm

    Beautiful video

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