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Bingham Canyon Mine: Quiz


Question 1: The Bingham Canyon Mine is an open-pit mining operation extracting a large porphyry copper deposit southwest of ________, Utah, USA, in the Oquirrh Mountains.
Phoenix, ArizonaSalt Lake County, UtahSacramento, CaliforniaSalt Lake City

Question 2: It is owned by ________, an international mining and exploration company headquartered in the United Kingdom.
Rio Tinto GroupNews CorporationBHP BillitonNational Australia Bank

Question 3: The value of the resources extracted from the Bingham Canyon Mine is greater than the Comstock Lode, Klondike, and ________ mining regions combined.
Sacramento, CaliforniaLos AngelesSan FranciscoCalifornia Gold Rush

Question 4: Cumulatively, Bingham Canyon has produced more copper than any other mine in the USA, and is the second in the world after Chuquicamata[4][5] in ________.

Question 5: The copper operations at Bingham Canyon Mine are managed through Kennecott Utah Copper Corporation which operates the mine, a concentrator plant, a smelter, and a ________.
PetroleumOil refineryRefinerySugarcane

Question 6: Ore is loaded into a fleet of 64 large ________ which each carry 255 tons (231 t) of ore at a time; these trucks cost about US$3 million each.
Winter service vehicleSemi-trailer truckDump truckHeavy equipment (construction)

Question 7: High ________ prices in 2005 made the molybdenum produced at Bingham Canyon in that year worth even more than the copper.

Question 8: Mines in Chile, Indonesia, ________, and New Mexico now exceed Bingham Canyon's annual production rate.


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