Mining will cease in about 10 years but it could last for another 50
if it were mined properly. As the mine expanded the town of Bingham
was forced to evacuate. I left in 1948 as one of the first. Bingham is
now a Ghost town, my home is part of the hole while the lower part of
town is completely covered over with dirt. Our house was high on the
mountain in the pines and aspens. I loved the town and the people of
every nationality. But I have no love of the companies. We have a reunion
on every 4th of July but we are becoming fewer every year.
Mine can be viewed from Kennecott’s overlook near Lark or from Sunshine
Peak at the head of Butterfield and Middle Canyons.