BINGHAM MINE/GARFIELD STACK 04.21.06

BINGHAM MINE/GARFIELD STACK 04.21.06

Located at 8,000 feet in the Oquirrh Mountains 20 miles Southwest of Salt Lake City, the Bingham Canyon copper mine is the largest man-made excavation on the planet, its hole reaching more than half a mile deep and its rim nearing three miles in width. It has produced more copper than any mine in history. The mine’s Garfield smelter stack, situated at the edge of the Great Salt Lake about 10 miles away, is the tallest free-standing structure west of the Mississippi River. and is 35 feet shorter than the Empire State Building. It was the Guggenheim family that capitalized Bingham Canyon in 1906 to allow open-pit mining to begin there. The next year, the Guggenheims’ American Smelting and Refining Company (ASARCO) built the Garfield smelter to refine Bingham’s copper ore, and owned and ran it until 1959.

Hand-made book of 21 aerial images shot by the photographer on April 21, 2006. Printed on Epson Enhanced Matte paper using archival Epson Ultrachrome 3 pigment inks, adhered with archival Gudy 831 double-sided pressure adhesive. Archival stability well exceeds c-print standards. Custom box by John DeMerritt Bookbinding, Emeryville, CA. Edition of 10, signed on rear cover.

 

   00. Cover: Tailings of Barney's Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

00. Cover: Tailings of Barney's Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   01.  Interstate 80 Looking West, Oquirrh Mountains to the South, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

01.  Interstate 80 Looking West, Oquirrh Mountains to the South, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   02. 5700-Acre Mine Tailings Impoundment, Oquirrh Mountains Beyond, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

02. 5700-Acre Mine Tailings Impoundment, Oquirrh Mountains Beyond, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   03. Bingham Canyon Tailings and Roads Nearing the Pit, Looking South, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

03. Bingham Canyon Tailings and Roads Nearing the Pit, Looking South, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   04. Side of the Pit, looking Southeast at 8,000 Feet, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

04. Side of the Pit, looking Southeast at 8,000 Feet, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   05. Bottom of the Pit, Half a Mile Down, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

05. Bottom of the Pit, Half a Mile Down, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   06. Side of the Pit, Looking East; Trucks Each Carrying 218 Tons of Ore,  Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

06. Side of the Pit, Looking East; Trucks Each Carrying 218 Tons of Ore,  Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   07. Earth’s Largest Excavation, 2.5 Miles Wide and .5 Miles Deep, Looking West, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

07. Earth’s Largest Excavation, 2.5 Miles Wide and .5 Miles Deep, Looking West, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   08. Mining Operations at Pit’s Edge, Looking Southwest, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

08. Mining Operations at Pit’s Edge, Looking Southwest, Bingham Canyon, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   09. Tailings of Barney’s Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, Looking North, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

09. Tailings of Barney’s Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, Looking North, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   10. Barney’s Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, Looking South, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

10. Barney’s Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, Looking South, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   11. Tailings of Barney’s Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, Looking Southwest, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

11. Tailings of Barney’s Canyon Gold Mine, Near Bingham Canyon, Looking Southwest, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   12. Spine of the Oquirrh Mountains Looking West, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

12. Spine of the Oquirrh Mountains Looking West, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   13. Garfield Smelter Stack and Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake Beyond, UT, 2006      From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

13. Garfield Smelter Stack and Oquirrh Mountains, Salt Lake Beyond, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   14. Oquirrh Mountains Looking Southwest, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

14. Oquirrh Mountains Looking Southwest, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5


		
	
	   15. Oquirrh Mountains Looking Southwest, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5      

15. Oquirrh Mountains Looking Southwest, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

 

   16. Garfield Smelter Stack, Oquirrh Mountains and Great Salt Lake, Looking West, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

16. Garfield Smelter Stack, Oquirrh Mountains and Great Salt Lake, Looking West, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   17. Garfield Stack, Oquirrh Mountains and Ancient Beach of Great Salt Lake, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

17. Garfield Stack, Oquirrh Mountains and Ancient Beach of Great Salt Lake, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   18. 1215-Foot-Tall Garfield Stack, Great Salt Lake Beyond, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

18. 1215-Foot-Tall Garfield Stack, Great Salt Lake Beyond, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

   19. 1215-Foot-Tall Garfield Stack, Great Salt Lake Beyond, UT, 2006    From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

19. 1215-Foot-Tall Garfield Stack, Great Salt Lake Beyond, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5


		
	
	   20. Black Rock, The Great Salt Lake, and Interstate 80, Looking Northwest, UT, 2006      From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

20. Black Rock, The Great Salt Lake, and Interstate 80, Looking Northwest, UT, 2006

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

   21. Oquirrh Mountains, The Great Salt Lake, and Interstate 80, Looking West, UT, 2006       From   Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06  ; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10 

 24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5 
 40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5   

21. Oquirrh Mountains, The Great Salt Lake, and Interstate 80, Looking West, UT, 2006   

From Bingham Mine/Garfield Stack 04.21.06; artist's book, 35"x44", ed. 10

24" x 30" pigment print, ed. 5

40" x 50" pigment print, ed. 5

 

BINGHAM MINE/GARFIELD STACK 04.21.06

BINGHAM MINE/GARFIELD STACK 04.21.06

Book on exhibition tripod . . .

BINGHAM MINE/GARFIELD STACK by Michael Light

BINGHAM MINE/GARFIELD STACK by Michael Light

Published by Radius Books, 2009.