Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine

16 mi. SW of Salt Lake City on UT 48, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Description 

Developed in 1904, this is the first open pit copper mine in the world, and the largest. It continues to yield a high percentage of all American copper. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 13, 1966

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 13, 1966
Reference number
66000736
Area of significance
Industry
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Extractive facility
Current function
Extractive facility
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant year
1904