|Salt Palace Convention Center|
Once we finished the convention, we were able to visit Utah's State Capital and The Kennecott Utah Copper's Bingham Canyon Mine. This mine has produced more copper than any mine in history -- about 18.1 million tons. It is 2 3/4 miles across at the top and 3/4 of a mile deep. New haul truck cost about $3.5 million and can carry from 255 to 320 tons of material in a single trip. Not Bad!! This mine is so big it can be seen by space shuttle astronauts as they pass over the U.S. The plan is to extend the life of this mine for another 20 to 30 years. It is one amazing site. The Visitor Center provided educational, hands-on and up-close experiences to help you better understand how metals and minerals are an essential part of our everyday life. Surely a great place to visit.
That evening we road on the TRAX trolley through the City of Salt Lake which we had been watching run through the city all week. Of course we rode through the "free-zone" only and we were ok with that!!!
Our plans have changed from south to west as we seek full-time work for our son Jason. He's the one navigating now!! OH Boy!! Here We Go!!!
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