Minimize Bingham Canyon Mine

The Bingham Canyon Mine is the largest excavation in the world, producing more copper than any other mine; along with gold, silver, and molybdenum. On 10 April, 2013, a massive landslide struck the northeast wall of the open pit mine. Satellite imagery shows the mine before (10 March, 2013) and after the slide (28 April, 2013). Another image (23 May, 2013) shows work to stabilize the slide.

From 2014 onward excavation at Bingham Canyon has focused on reducing the slope of the eastern side of the mine to lessen the risk of future landslides.

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Credit: NASA

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