BINGHAM CANYON -- For the first time since a massive landslide Wednesday night, limited activity has resumed at the Bingham Canyon Mine about 20 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.
But Kennecott Utah Copper spokesman Justin Jones says the activity involving "waste rock" is confined to an area that wasn't affected by the slide and has nothing to do with the actual mining of ore.
While the company is unsure when regular mining might resume, all employees have been instructed to show up for work as normal.
The open-pit copper mine closes for upgrades a couple of times of year, and employees are being assigned other duties as the mine now goes ahead with upgrades.
No one was injured in the slide that covered roughly two-thirds of the mile-deep pit's floor.