Very Large Open Pit Mine

20 miles from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah is a huge open pit mine. My 2017 Rand McNally Deluxe Motor Carriers’ Road Atlas (laminated pages, extra durable) says that it is “Bingham Canyon Mine – World’s Largest Open Pit Mine”. According to the Deseret News[*] it is the largest man-made excavation in the world.


The Latitude, Longitude of the center of this aerial photo is 40.5234, -112.1525.

[*] https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865649211/Kennecott-laying-off-200-workers.html