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Prospectors seeking gold, silver and lead in this region during the 1860s overlooked the most promising mineral: copper. Today approximately 300,000 tons of refined-grade copper, along with quantities of gold and silver, are extracted from the Bingham Canyon Mine, an open-pit mine owned by Rio Tinto Kennecott.
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Current Location: Bingham Canyon, Utah