As with any lost treasure tale, there are widely varied accounts. One must take into account that it is often the purpose of the writer to stretch the truth in order to excite the reader. There are considerable disagreements about the fate of the Rhoades Mine. We are going to take a look at some […]
This Massive Mine in Utah Has Produced More Gold than Most States!
The Kennecott Copper Mine (initially known as the Bingham Canyon Mine) is an open pit copper mine located in the Oquirrh Mountains near the Salt Lake City in Utah. It is currently the world’s largest man-made excavation. The mine is operated by the Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation a subsidiary of the UK-based Rio Tinto Group. […]
Placer and Lode Mining in Utah
The first gold deposits mined in Utah were most likely worked by the Spanish explorers that traveled throughout the desert Southwest. However, it was the gold rush to California that really the attention of the world to the western United States, and prospectors ventured into the hills in search of gold. The vast majority of […]