Rio Tinto finds new resources at Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine

Rio Tinto finds new resources at Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine
Rio Tinto finds new resources at Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine

Rio Tinto Group, one of the world's largest mining companies, reported a 628 million ton upgrade in copper resources at its Kennecott Utah Copper Bingham Canyon Mine.

The newly found resources constituted the increase by 0.48 %, totaling copper estimate to 637 million tons.

Now the company is engaged in developing methods for open-pit mining.

Kennecott's Bingham Canyon Mine has produced more copper than any mine in history - about 18.1 million tons. It has been in operation for more than 100 years. The discovery will allow the mine to significantly extend its life.

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