• Rio Tinto Advances Clean Energy at Kennecott

    Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining operation just outside Salt Lake City Utah U S and a fully owned unit of Rio Tinto For more than 110 years Kennecott has been mining and processing minerals from the rich ore body of the Bingham Canyon Mine In addition to Bingham Canyon the subsidiary possesses other facilities at South

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  • Massive landslide stops production at Bingham Canyon Mine

    Apr 11 2013  Massive landslide stops production at Bingham Canyon Mine By McKenzie Romero and Andrew Adams Apr 11 2013 3 00pm MDT A landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper s Bingham Canyon Mine which occurred Wednesday April 10 2013 is shown Thursday April 11 2013 Ravell Call Deseret News

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  • Rio Tinto to build new tellurium plant at Kennecott mine

    Mar 08 2021  In 2020 Kennecott also became the first producer to be awarded the Copper Mark the copper industry s new independently assessed responsible production programme demonstrating it meets over 30 criteria for responsible environmental social and governance practices

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  • Kennecott Mines National Historic LandmarkWrangellSt

    Jun 24 2021  The Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark includes the land and mining claims that formed the foundation for the Kennecott Copper Corporation later the Kennecott Minerals Company The operation had two components the mines where ore was extracted from the mountains and the mill town where the ore was processed

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  • HomeRio Tinto Kennecott

    Mar 08 2021  Pioneering materials thatare essential to human progressGET ALL THE FACTS ABOUT COPPER Kennecott takes copper further As pioneers in mining and metals we produce materials essential for human progress Our metals are used to drive innovation and technology in all aspects of life Learn More Copper Currents blog View All Careers HR Pioneering human

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  • Bingham mine slide leads to management restructure at Rio

    Aug 01 2013  Members of the media ask questions and view Kennecott s Bingham Canyon Mine and slide during a tour Thursday April 25 2013 Ravell Call Deseret News Kelly Sanders at podium president and CEO of Rio Tinto s Kennecott Utah Copper speaks to the media during a tour of the Bingham Canyon Mine on Thursday April 25 2013

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  • Bingham mine slide leads to management restructure at Rio

    Aug 01 2013  Members of the media ask questions and view Kennecott s Bingham Canyon Mine and slide during a tour Thursday April 25 2013 Ravell Call Deseret News Kelly Sanders at podium president and CEO of Rio Tinto s Kennecott Utah Copper speaks to the media during a tour of the Bingham Canyon Mine on Thursday April 25 2013

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  • Another slide disrupts Bingham Canyon mine

    Jun 01 2021  Highwall Slide at Kennecott Bingham canyon mine happened yesterday Posted by Mining Mayhem on Tuesday June 1 2021 In a statement released to Reuters corporate parent Rio Tinto downplayed the

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  • Beatson Copper Mine Near Port Ashton Alaska The Diggings

    notes silver values are questionable production for 1916 is sum of lines 6 and 7 ore mined by cliff open pit property first located by andrew k beatson major mine development surface plant in 1908 property purchased by kennecott copper corp

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  • Kennecott the First to Receive the Copper Mark for

    Aug 25 2020  SPOTLIGHT Kennecott the First to Receive the Copper Mark for Responsible Production August 25 2020 Kennecott Utah Copper LLC Rio Tinto s site in Utah United States has become the first producer to be awarded the Copper Mark To achieve the Copper Mark Kennecott s operations were independently assessed across more than 30 criteria

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  • Rio Tinto Steps Up Study of Possible Underground Mining at

    Jul 22 2021  In March Rio Tinto said it was investing 2 9 million to set up a new plant that would recover tellurium a mineral used in solar panels from copper refining at Kennecott Tellurium production

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  • Alaska State LibraryHistorical Collections Finding Aids

    In this capacity Tom Pittman obtained the Kennecott Copper Mining Corp records Known not only for his knowledge of mineralogy and mining lore he was active in the Juneau community and an avid skier until very late in life He and his wife of 56 years Pamelia Fergus Pittman had three children He died on November 2 1992

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  • Kennecott executive management team restructuredRio

    Aug 01 2013  Kennecott s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with production at more than 19 million tons In 2012 Kennecott produced 179 317 tons of copper 279 200 ounces of gold 2 4 million ounces of silver and 20 million pounds of molybdenum

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  • Rio Tinto to build new tellurium plant at Kennecott mine

    In 2020 Kennecott also became the first producer to be awarded the Copper Mark the copper industry s new independently assessed responsible production programme demonstrating it meets over 30 criteria for responsible environmental social and governance practices

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  • Rio Tinto invests 1 5 billion to continue production at

    Dec 03 2019  3 December 2019 Rio Tinto has approved a 1 5 billion investment 100 per cent basis to continue production at its Kennecott copper operation in Utah The investment over the next six years will extend operations at Kennecott to 2032 The investment will further extend strip waste rock mining and support additional infrastructure development in the

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  • KENNECOTT CORPORATIONUtah Education Network

    Wartime copper production pushed Kennecott into the national spotlight In fact the Bingham Canyon mine established new world records for copper mining and produced about 30 percent of the copper used by the Allies during World War II During the war years many women worked in the mine

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  • Copper Mining the King of the Oquirrh Mountains History

    Throughout the first decade of the 20th century many mining companies merged In 1910 the Guggenheims Kennecott Copper Corporation merged the Boston Consolidated Mining Company and the Utah Copper Company to form one large corporation Open Pit Mining Jackling introduced open pit copper mining to Utah

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  • Kennecott Corporation Company History

    By 1952 Kennecott was easily the biggest copper producer in the United States 46 percent of the nation s primary copper output was produced by Kennecott that year With addition of the Braden mine in Chile the company accounted for about 25 percent of the entire copper production of the free world

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  • ProductsRio Tinto Kennecott

    Production Many copper mines contain molybdenum and the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine is no exception We send extracted ore from Bingham Canyon to the concentrator then mix it with an aqueous solution and ground it to a powdery consistency Then we use a process called froth flotation to separate molybdenum copper gold and silver minerals

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  • Rio Tinto cuts 2020 copper targets on Kennecott delay

    Aug 19 2020  The company s copper output fell by 5 last year to 577 000 tonnes largely blamed on low grades at Kennecott Rio now expects production guidance for refined copper at Kennecott

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  • The World s 20 Largest Copper MinesThoughtCo

    Nov 25 2019  The world s 20 largest copper mines produce nearly 9 million metric tons of the precious metal a year about 40 of the world s total copper mine capacity Chile and Peru alone account for more than half of the copper mines on this list The U S makes the cut as well with two mines among the top 20 Copper is expensive to mine and refine

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  • Rio Tinto Kennecott Innovative Copper Production for an

    Aug 20 2018  Kennecott produces enough copper each year to meet nearly 15 percent of U S demand including recycling efforts that compliment ore production at the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah Since 2012 Kennecott has added recycled scrap metals such as old copper wiring into the smelting process

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  • Utah tellurium mine creates new US supply of key mineral

    Mar 29 2021  In its 118 years of operation Kennecott one of the largest man made open pit excavations in the world has delivered more than 20 million tons of refined copper

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  • Major Mines Projects Bingham Canyon Kennecott Mine

    Sep 24 2019  This further separates the copper from other metalsthe result is copper that is 99 99 percent pure The last step in the production process is to stamp each bar with Kennecott s brand the lot number the weight and the fineness of the metal that is the percentage of gold or silver in the bar

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  • This Abandoned Copper Mine In Alaska Is Nothing You ve

    Feb 15 2021  Kennecott Mine was opened for business even before the railroad to the mine was completed in 1911 John E TripAdvisor The first shipment of copper left the mine and was an estimated 250 000 00 worth of the mineral

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  • Rio Tinto s Kennecott first to win responsible production

    Aug 25 2020  Rio Tinto s ASX LON RIO Kennecott unit became on Tuesday the first producer to be awarded the Copper Mark distinction the industry s new independently assessed responsible production

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  • Kennecott New Look After a Year Of BarrowThe New York

    Dec 23 1979  Mr Siedenburg expects Kennecott to earn 3 20 a share this year and 4 in 1980 while Mr Cleaver projects 3 65 to 3 90 a share this year and over 4 in 1980 if

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  • OPEN PIT MINING OF COPPER IN THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

    Open pit mining techniques are shown with a focus on the Southwest At 2 00 Bingham Canyon and the Utah Mining Company pit also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine is seen At 2 40 various open pit mines are seen which use either trucks or trains to remove ore

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  • ONLY 25 YEARS LEFT FOR KENNECOTT MINE Deseret News

    Jul 02 1994  They give it just 25 more years Even as diversified as Utah s economy has become in the 1990s closure of the Bingham Canyon mine would have a resounding impact on the state s ledgers Jobs aside Kennecott s copper production accounted for more than half the 1 85 billion value of metals extracted from Utah mines in 1993

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  • Rio s Kennecott copper problems to last a yearMINING

    Kennecott accounts for nearly a fifth of US copper production Rio upped its spending on exploration by 28 to 624m last year mainly on the back of work done at its Resolution copper project in

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  • Major Mines Projects Bingham Canyon Kennecott Mine

    This further separates the copper from other metalsthe result is copper that is 99 99 percent pure The last step in the production process is to stamp each bar with Kennecott s brand the lot number the weight and the fineness of the metal that is the percentage of gold or silver in the bar

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  • Kennecott to begin moving ore again in days after massive

    Apr 26 2013  Kennecott to begin moving ore again in days after massive slide Company projects 50 lower Utah production in 2013 but hasn t said how reduced output will impact 2 100 workers

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  • U scientist Kennecott landslide is one for the record

    May 16 2013  Kennecott has said the slide will reduce its production by 50 percent this year and on Thursday announced it will force layoffs later this month The mine employs about 2 100 people The slide hit Kennecott s open pit copper mine about a week ago along the northeast wall

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  • ProductsRio Tinto Kennecott

    Production Many copper mines contain molybdenum and the Kennecott Bingham Canyon Mine is no exception We send extracted ore from Bingham Canyon to the concentrator then mix it with an aqueous solution and ground it to a powdery consistency Then we use a process called froth flotation to separate molybdenum copper gold and silver minerals

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  • This Massive Mine in Utah Has Produced More Gold than Most

    Jan 02 2017  The Kennecott copper mine was sold to BP minerals in 1987 and the firm reopened in the mine that same year But due to a number of difficulties BP minerals sold the mine to Rio Tinto Group in 1989 The Rio Tinto Group modernized the mine the mill and the smelter bringing down the cost of operation considerably and returning the firm to

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  • Kennecott Hayden SmelterWestern Mining History

    The Kennecott Hayden Smelter is a copper mine located in Gila county Arizona at an elevation of 2 280 feet About the MRDS Data All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy

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  • Rio Tinto Invests 1 5 Billion to Continue Production at

    SOUTH JORDAN Utah BUSINESS WIRE Rio Tinto has approved a 1 5 billion investment 100 per cent basis to continue production at its Kennecott copper operation in the United States The investment over the next six years will extend operations at Kennecott to 2032 The investment will further extend strip waste rock mining and support

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  • OperationRio Tinto Kennecott

    As one of the largest copper producers in the United States Rio Tinto Kennecott comprises approximately 11 percent of U S annual copper production The Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with production at more than 20 million tons The Bingham Canyon Mine is the largest man made excavation on Earth

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  • Rio s Kennecott copper problems to last a yearMINING

    Kennecott accounts for nearly a fifth of US copper production Rio upped its spending on exploration by 28 to 624m last year mainly on the back of work done at its Resolution copper project in

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  • Kennecott and Other MinesNPS gov Homepage U S

    Though 1916 was Kennecott s best year historian Melody Webb has described 1923 as the pivotal year for Kennecott the year that its slow decline commenced although production reached its highest point Production was high in 1923 because the post World War I slump caused by overproduction and low prices finally ended

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