Bingham Copper Mine

Bingham Copper Mine
  • Credit:

    NASA GSFC Landsat/LDCM EPO Team

Bingham Canyon, southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah is home to the Bingham Canyon Open Pit Copper Mine. The copper mine is estimated at over three-quarters of a mile deep and two and a half miles wide. The copper mine has been in production since 1906 and was recognized and designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1966.

This image shows a Landsat view of the Bingham Copper Mine. The mine is shown in yellow. Snow on the surrounding Oquirrh mountains is white, while the vegetation is a dark green.

This Landsat TM natural color image was acquired using bands 3, 2 and 1 on May 13, 2009. The Bingham Copper Mine falls on Landsat WRS-2 Path 38 Row 32.

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  • Data Date:

    May 13, 2009
  • Visualization Date:

    November 23, 2009
  • Sensor(s):

    Landsat 5 - TM
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