Last week was my week off from normal life. I spent it in West Jordan with the fam.
First stop was the Kennecott copper mine in the west hills of the valley.
No, I did not actually get THAT high up.
Though they boast that you can see it from space, should you choose to go.
--Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history - about 18.1 million tons.
--The mine is 2-3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep. You could stack two Sears Towers on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine.
--The mine is so big, it can be seen by the space shuttle astronauts as they pass over the United States. (Told you.)
--If you stretched out all the roads in the open pit mine, you'd have 500 miles of roadway - enough to reach from Salt Lake City to Denver.
Here it is.
...reminded me of this:
My ma and the kiddies:
These trucks were sooooooooooooo slow.
So what if they're as big as a house and weigh as much as a jumbo jet.
But they were huge. I wouldn't want to come across one in a dark ally.