July 2003
Volume 55    Issue 7

Kennecott celebrates its centennial

Mining Engineering , 2003, Vol. 55, No. 7, pp. 8-10

On June 4, Kennecott Utah Copper (KUC) marked the centennial of the founding of the original company. Bill Champion is president and chief executive officer of KUC. He said, “What has happened during the past 100 years far surpassed even the most optimistic visions of men like Daniel C. Jackling and Robert Gemmell when they promoted the concept of mass production techniques for a low-grade deposit of copper ore. At that time, it was a totally new way of doing things and the mining leaders of that day scoffed at the idea. They said it would never work,” Champion said.

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