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History of Bingham Canyon, Utah
Taken from the Utah History Encyclopedia (Links Added)
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The variety of people in Bingham Canyon helped transform "the hill," as the mining operations of the Utah Copper Company (later Kennecott Copper Corporation) were originally called, into the world's largest open-pit copper mine. This expansion continually required the purchase of living areas for miners as the old towns of the canyon were gradually swallowed. Highland Boy and Copperfield were dismantled by 1960 and the last buildings in Bingham were torn down in 1972. Lark had disappeared from the map by the end of 1980. Copperton remains the sole survivor of the communities that helped to make Bingham Canyon one of the most culturally diverse and rich areas of Utah.

See: Leonard Arrington and Gary B. Hansen, "The Richest Hole on Earth - A History of the Bingham Copper Mine," Utah State University Monograph Series II (October 1963); Lynn R. Bailey, Old Reliable - A History of Bingham Canyon, Utah. (1990); Violet Boyce and Mabel Harmer, Upstairs to a Mine (1976); Scott Crump, Copperton (1978); Marion Dunn, Bingham Canyon (1973).

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