Participating member of 2011 Mommytography 365 Project
2011 Mommytography 365 Project Sunday Assignment

ASARCO Mine Tour

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.

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