We took a little field trip to the Kennecott Copper Mine this afternoon. I remember going there as a child and wanted our kids to experience this vast mine. I missed the cool movie due to a diaper change and not knowing where everyone went but I hear it was really really cool. I did learn a few things though...
- vinyl is made from the ore extracted from the mine
- it take 6 tires to fully operate a tractor... each of these tires cost $25,000.00
- You can see the mine from space
- the mine NEVER shuts down operation. Everyday and night of the week.... even holidays!
There is a lot more I learned but I guess I didn't retain much. It was super cool to see though.