Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Utah Readers: FREE admission to the Kennecott Copper Mine

Print out THIS coupon and you can get free admission to the Kennecott Utah Copper mine this week July 8-17th.
 It's a fun (FREE) family day trip.  We went up last year and spend about 2 hours there.

Fun Facts about Kennecott Copper Mine:
  • The mine is 2-3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep. You could stack two Sears Towers (now known as the Willis Building) on top of each other and still not reach the top of the mine.
  • Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history - about 18.7 million tons.
  • The trucks that haul the ore are larger than many houses and weigh more than a jumbo jet. They stand over 23 feet tall and can carry from 255 to 360 tons of rock.
  • The truck driver rides about 18 feet above the ground -- nearly two stories high.
  • Each tire on these big trucks costs from $18,000 to $26,000 and lasts just 9 months.
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