Monday, October 13, 2008

utah day 3: copper mine

Next up on our West side drive of Salt Lake valley, we went up to the Kennecott Copper Mine. I hadn't been there since I was kid. Man, it is huge! The photos do not due it justice--it must be experienced.

I couldn't resist zooming in on the pretty leaves on the unmined part of the mountain.

Now I will try to give some perspective to just how huge this mine is.
These are the trucks that carry the mined material up and down the mine. This is a zoomed in photo.

And here is an even closer view of one of the trucks.

This is one of the tires that goes on those trucks

They are 12 1/2 feet high and weigh over 10,000 pounds!
Here is Edna standing next to it.

Crazy, huh?! Those trucks are HUGE!!! And yet, they appear to be specks when looking down into the mine.

And you can't even see the bottom of the mine. It's kinda mind blowing.


  1. Gosh I live here and I have never done half of these things. Thanks for all of the good ideas.

    And it was so fun to see you...did I tell you that yet?

  2. great pictures! i kind of feel like i got to go along for the trip in your pocket. love it. and you.

  3. Wow, your photos the last few posts have been AMAZING! Looks like the new camera was well worth it!