The outside portion of the tour

Last Saturday we visited the ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center and took the open-pit copper mine tour. It was a rainy day and we were on a bus tour, so you will see a few raindrops in the pictures!

The trucks that haul the ore were huge.

The open-pit mine was two miles by two and a half miles and I think 1500 feet deep. I am not sure on the depth – I guess I should have taken notes!

Tomorrow I will post pictures of the tour inside where they break down the ore to get to the copper.