Kennecott Utah Copper Mine

DAY 2 OF ROAD TRIP
Rio Tinto owners of the copper mines donate millions of dollars to local schools, the arts and youth groups to make sure they get the land use permits to stay in business.
From the overlook, you can watch 240 and 320 ton capacity haulage trucks deliver copper ore to the in-pit crusher, where the material is reduced to the size of soccer balls before being loaded onto a five-mile conveyor that carries the ore to the Copperton Concentrator.


aireal view of the mine                                                             


                                                  big tires


          old rail cars                                drill bit