Also known as the Kennecott Copper Mine, the Bingham Canyon Mine is an extremely large open-pit mine in north-central Utah - the largest human-made excavation in the world. It has been in constant operation since 1906, producing copper and other precious metals. In 2013, a large landslide changed the topography of the mine, and thankfully no one was injured during the event. This 3D model of the mine was generated from LiDAR scans from 2013 and 2018, and aerial photography from 2016.
Model scale is 1:100000
Model measures 1.65" x 1.65" x 0.71" (4.2 x 4.2 x 1.79 cm)
Original area is approximately 2.6 by 2.6 miles
Altitudes covered: 4146' to 8212'
There is no vertical exaggeration applied to this model. This is a true-to-life scale model of a real place.
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Model created using GDAL, NetPBM, Gmsh, Carve, MeshLab, and other custom software
Source of digital elevation and aerial orthoimagery data: U.S. Geological Survey
The USGS home page is http://www.usgs.gov/