Dewatering the World's Largest Open Pit Mine
Kennecott Copper Mine: Bingham, UT — Underneith the world's largest open pit mine is a network of tunnels supporting the above ground work. One of the tasks that needs to be done on an ongoing basis is to facilitate the drainage of the soil so that it doesn't become oversaturated and heavy. The contractor tasked with drilling a spiderweb of hundreds of strategically placed 400-800 foot long holes has developed an innovative process that is much better than what is currently being done around the world. They hired us to photograph the process and create images for their marketing image library.