At Rio Tinto213;s Kennecott Utah Copper, we mine essential elements that make modern living possible. From medicine, food and shampoo, to cell phones, computers, scans and hybrid electric cars, nearly everything you use today relies on
Bingham Canyon, which is located about 30 kilometers (18 miles) southwest of Salt Lake City, is one the largest copper producing mines in the United States. The copper from the mine is used in a variety of materials including electrical wiring, plumbing supplies and coins.
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.
Bingham Canyon was a city formerly located in southwestern Salt Lake County, Utah, United States, in a narrow canyon on the eastern face of the Oquirrh Mountains.The Bingham Canyon area boomed during the first years of the twentieth century, as rich copper deposits in the canyon began to be developed, and at its peak the city had