There are only two man-made structures visible from space,
The Great Wall of China, and The Kennecott Copper Mine.
Three fourths of a mile deep and two and a half miles wide,
it is the largest man made hole on the planet.
6 Billion tons of rock have been cleared since 1906. Besides
copper, the Bingham Canyon Copper Mine produces gold, silver
and molybdenum (a hardener for steel)
Sadly, hiking around this area is far from beautiful. Locals
abuse the area greatly, beer bottles and garbage are everywhere,
with roads and trails over everything, nothing is left preserved.
We got to watch the cast of Jerry Springer, who blanket the
area in the hope of blowing away anything that moves. There
was probably 10 hill-billies to every deer.
Cooter (one of the local hill-billies) warned us that rednecks
can't tell the difference between a dog and a deer in broad
daylight . Who gives out hunting permits?
There used to be a mountain and a city called Copperton, in what is
now a giant chasm.
It could be considered one of the great wonders of the world:
Nearly 100 years in the making, you could fit all the other giant
wonders inside it.
Zooming up on the 6190 truck shop.
This is the shop where the haul trucks are repaired and is at an elevation
(Thanks to Marc Schaerer for this info)
Looking south to Lowe Peak 10,589'
To the west are the Stansbury Mountains,
with Deseret Peak being the tallest
- 11,031 ft.