SURFACE

Future of surface mining

WHAT will the future of surface mining look like? Will it be even larger pieces of equipment running off non-fossil fuels or will it even be a surface mine at all?

Even though it has been going for more than 100 years, the way Kennecott has been mined has not materially changed.

Even though it has been going for more than 100 years, the way Kennecott has been mined has not materially changed.

At the moment it seems very little has changed. If a miner who was there when the first sod was turned at what is now Rio Tinto's Bingham Canyon copper mine in Utah, US more than 100 years ago looked...

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