Inside the Resolution Copper Mine, 1.3 Miles Underground
Inside the Resolution Copper Mine, 1.3 Miles Underground
Mar. 14 — There are deeper mines in North America than the Resolution mine but none with a single shaft this long. It is a 6,943 foot concrete barrel, 30 feet in diameter bored into the mountain of Arizona and took six years to dig. Bloomberg’s Matt Philips journeys toward the center of the earth to check out this engineering marvel. (video by Adam Wolffbrandt)
My first job was on a South African Gold Mine at 17 years old and it was at 13,000 ft deep….I thought it was normal as I did not know any better…I am a third generation miner….
There’s a lot of cinnabar ( mercury ore) in Arizona, some of which is so concentrated that the heat of one’s hand can sweat the highly toxic chemical from the rock, ( which is one reason for staying out of old mines, and away from old tailings piles) how much of that is present in the rock of this operation, and just how are they planning to keep it from leaching into the environment? What abatement plans do they have?
Let’s get this mine going!!! You all need copper for your smart phones and smart cars and I need money to feed my family!
I always prefered underground mines over open pit mines
This was part of the native Americans land. Arizona ignored the native Americans rights.
All I hear is the descendants of European colonizing settlers talking about how they are going to continue stealing and taking from stolen land 🧐
Men being men so liberals can whine on Twitter smh
Dig baby dig
They sunk $6 billion never thinking that they could get $4.77 a pound for copper. Copper prices have gone thru the roof.
INCO Creighton Mine in Sudbury is 7280′ straight down. Cage is double deck and takes 60 men a trip.
4:50 turn on the captions and have a laugh
the part they forgot to mention is that this mine is digging into a protected national forest where mining was supposed to be banned. Hate to say it, but I hope the "save oak flats" act passes into law and shuts this down. Being this invested into what should’ve been an illegal mining operation is just absurd.
And women want equality 🤦♂️
is it worling now?
How did you,s know it was there,you dont usually do test holes that deep.Being that deep the sats wouldnt have picked it up surely.
…it’s all about timing…Rio Tinto’s timing should be right on the mark…with the burgeoning electrification of the automotive industry, Ships, Planes, Etc will follow quickly…The demand for electricity is going to be overwhelming…and super conductors will be in ultra high demand…Rio Tinto trading at $61.99 as of 30/11/2021…Long on copper, thirty years from now looking well to do.
If you have 6 billion to spend why is he trying to get rich 🤷♂️
Wonder if this mines working yet
Hello friends, does your company and lithium ore provide copper ore supply? I come from China.
they just make it impossible for most people to do anything now. BILLIONS of dollars just to get down to the ore… some how.
"licenses" to extract the ore. we know where they pulled that idea from
its all ridiculous.
You don’t know for a fact there’s molten lava at the center of the earth since no one has been able to drill that deep to find out. That is just a theory.
I see what you did there at the end…
awesome video.. love it
Biden administration has now (2021) put a hold on the federal permits. When Hunter Biden is hired onto the Rio Tinto board then all may proceed. Hold some back for the "big guy" too.
Fascinating! The ingenuity of man is amazing!
LOLZ But, Biden cancelled it!
Cool engineering, but this foreign-owned mine will destroy miles of American land–the beautiful nature preserve of Oak Flat sacred to Apaches–in order to sell copper to China. A toxic tailings pond will sit right next to Gila River just 45 miles upstream from Phoenix. It’s a disaster in the making. Stop this mine, and save Oak Flat.
Interesting to think that the discovery of so much copper could bring its price down.
What could possibly go wrong?
Its 2021, wheres the follow up.
Shaft, not tunnel.
It is 2021 now, hope they got started by now.
I rather die than work underground
never mine straight up.
The Stora Kopparberg mine in Sweden is vaguely similar, but only about 2000 feet deep. After centuries of production, it was turned into a museum in the 1980s, with tourists initially allowed on guided tours at 600 foot depth (interesting with some tableaus in side tunnels), though now apparently only upper levels are toured.
Start stacking copper because they are going to keep digging deeper for electric cars, Tesla vichles carry 300 pounds of copper alone.
Rio Tinto, the British mining consortium with the worst environmental record on earth, their mines at Valle D Or Quebec, make it the most polluted place, on the planet!
Wish i could work there !! I was working in a copper mine in middle east !!!
This might be irrelevant but on minecraft I have a lot of gold and diamonds
South Africans: "Hold my Castle Lager"
Yeeeeeeeeet this is for school
I am majoring in Mining Geotechnical Engineering. Here we also have Rio Tinto managed world class copper-gold ore deposit as well, which also uses block caving method. I am looking forward to be an engineer at one of this magnificent mines.
They must have 10 1000 hp fans to get air moving.
They need to stop digging.
I have only ever worked in iron ore mines I find underground mining so fascinating
magma, not lava
They mine this way in Australia, very uneasy can feel and hear the ground moving and crumbling above you, also creates massive subsidence on surface because the whole ground is caving into a sinkhole in theory, also can create air gaps when rock gets hung up then when it falls creating huge blasts of air killing people. But hey it’s cheaper