The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

Copperton Up

the Bingham (Canyon) Copper Mine (Kennecott Copper Mine) contains the
world's largest quarry, a mountain decimated and replaced by a hole
roughly 2.5 miles wide, 1/2 mile deep. Copperton is a town outside of the
quarry. the photographs were taken at the quarry base. elsewhere i've
documented the hole itself, as anyone can, either from Worldwind or from a
lookout at the edge of the excavation.

towns were built on the slopes. thanks to automation, a workforce of 1000s
has been reduced to 800-some (1400-some by other accounts).

I wanted to capture the grandeur and agony of the landscape!
I have succeeded!


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