Now you can tour Rio Tinto Kennecott from your living room, your school classroom or anywhere you happen to be in the world. Access the tour at Kennecott.com/visitors-center#virtualtour
We have just released the mining industry’s most comprehensive online virtual tour providing a behind-the-scenes look at Kennecott’s famous Bingham Canyon Mine, concentrator, smelter, refinery and other facilities. This new tool provides a narrated tour of Kennecott’s operation with stunning 360-degree photos and videos offering access to many areas rarely seen or visited by the public.
In April 2013, The Bingham Canyon Mine experienced the largest mining landslide in history when approximately 165 million tons of material fell into the bottom of the mine. Kennecott proactively moved their visitor’s center building from inside the mine prior to the slide. While an assessment and plans are underway for a new physical facility, Kennecott continues to provide a unique and educational opportunity for the public to learn about the mining operation through the virtual tour.
“Our new virtual tour provides an exciting and unique opportunity to share our business far beyond the physical borders of our operation by providing a world-class online experience to people all over the world,” said Kennecott’s External Affairs Director Stephen Sands. “The tour offers an in-depth look at our operation and is another way the public can learn about our culture, values and how our business makes modern life possible.”
The Bingham Canyon Mine Visitors Center has served as an important education and community outreach resource since its inception in 1992.