Sunday, April 21, 2013
If you're part of the mining industry, then undoubtedly you've seen these photos this week. These photos are from Bingham Canyon mine, which is a major copper mine in the US, and represents about 6% of Rio Tinto's profit.
This wall failure had been predicted back in February, and there was no-one in the pit at the time of the incident. Estimates place the size of the failure at several tens of million cubic yards.
All photos by Ravell Call, Deseret News. For additional photos, see the link.