It's still a nice picture. I suspect that only locals would know what they are looking at with the snow cover on it.
Yes that is one of the Kennecott Mines in the background. I always thought that Kennecott was just one big open pit mine. It wasn't till I climbed around in the Oquirrhs that I discovered that Kennecott is actually several open pit mines that go deep into the range. I think I prefer the mountain over the mine.....too bad many more Oquirrh Mountains are gonna face the same fate one day. Catch them while you can. Happy Trails out there ZeeJay
"The Bingham Tunnel, a now-abandoned underground mine, has thousands of miles of tunnels, which were worked for many years by other mining companies, notably U.S. Mines. The tunnel has three levels and the entrance is at the 5,300-foot elevation."
Let's face it, that's one big ass hole in the ground.
And you're right, it's getting BIGGER ...
We can only hope that future generations
will discover a way to become a bit more
aware of "human progress vs. the environment."
I had no idea about the tunnel and all. The Oquirrhs are full of suprizes. Thanks for the little history lesson. Happy Trails Icarreau
My Oquirrh Range page could use some fun history facts like this. Where did you find this information if you dont mind me asking? Keep up the great pictures and Happy Trails out there Larry.
Boy, I hope I didn't start a controversy.
The information is on the internet, under
Bingham Canyon Mine. If I find the address, I'll get the information out to you.
Here's an EXCELLENT article from Deseret News.
I love your Oquirrh page, by the way !!! !!
Thanks for the information, the link and the comment Larry. Additions to the Oquirrh Page are comming soon.
From what I've seen looking at older topographical maps, Kennecott hasn't removed any mountains but they may have built one with the tailings. If so, it will have to be climbed as well.
Apparently you must think that a mountain is just a summit. I got news for you....a mountain is more than just a summit young climber. As for climbing the mining tailings......well let me know how it goes.
Get down with your bad self, Twins !!!! !!
You're having way too much fun out there. : ))) : )))
Here's some valuable info on the Bingham Canyon Mine (history & all that jazz - enjoy! !)
Thanks for the link Larry. Much appreciated.
You are correct, you are one of few who see a value in some uninspiring sage brush covered hills that once covered that area. I prefer the uses from the resource extraction over the last 104 years. As for calling me a "young climber", I've been climbing since before you were born. Since I've climbed a good 850 mountains worldwide, I can see the necessity to "sacrifice" a few mountain ranges so we don't all live in the dark ages.
It does not matter how many mountians you climb.....you still have a young climber soul. When you just look at the summit and not the mountain, you detatch yourself from nature that surrounds you. I see you would choose to tear up paradise to put up a parking lot.....for the sake of the Oquirrh Range (and any other range for that matter) I hope that there are not any other climbers that share your views.