Copper & Steel in Utah. Two epic & obscure early photo stories by Andreas Feininger for the U.S. Office of War Information, 1942.

Carr Fork Canyon as seen from “G” bridge, Bingham Copper Mine, Utah. In the background can be seen a train with waste or over-burden material on its way to the dump. 1 November 1942.
The Photojournalist, showing the photojournalist Dennis Stock, may be Feininger’s best-known photograph; he took it for Life in 1951.
Utah Copper- Bingham Mine. One of the executives who keeps heavy ore production coming from the open-pit mining operations of Utah Copper Company at Bingham Canyon, Utah.

1. Utah Copper Company at Bingham Canyon, Utah.

Andreas Feininger, 1 November 1942.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Open-pit workings of the
Utah Copper Company.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Ore trains in a trestle bridge above an open pit mine of the Utah Copper Company.
American Smelting and Refining, Garfield, Utah 1 Nov 1942.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Executives who keep heavy ore production coming from the open-pit mines of the Utah Copper Company
looking out over the mine workings.
A section of trestle of the Carr Fork bridge at the Bingham Canyon workings of Utah Copper Company.
A section of trestle of the Carr Fork bridge at the Bingham Canyon workings of the Utah Copper Company.
View of the Utah Copper Company open-pit mine workings at Carr Fork, as seen from the railroad, Bingham Canyon, Utah.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Open-pit workings of the Utah Copper Company.
Open-pit workings of the Utah Copper Company, Bingham Canyon, Utah. This is the Carr Fork side from which the company obtains huge amounts of ore. The Carr Fork bridge and main shops appear in the foreground.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Signalman of the Utah Copper Company at its open-pit mine workings.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Blasting at the open-pit mine of the Utah Copper Company at Carr Fork.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Ore train at a mine of the Utah Copper Company.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Utah Copper Company signalman.
Bingham Canyon, Utah. Building a trestle bridge at the open-pit mine workings of the Utah Copper Company.

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crSteel and concrete go into place rapidly as a new steel mill takes form, Columbia Steel Co., Geneva, Utah. The new plant will make important additions to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort Jan 1 1942.

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2. Columbia Steel Company, Geneva, Utah.

Andreas Feininger, January 1 1942.
Drag lines are working day and night excavating for the building of open hearth furnaces for a new steel mill which will make important additions to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort.
Driving piles for the foundations for a new steel mill, which will make important additions to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort.
Columbia Steel Company at Geneva, Utah. Brick kilns under construction near the site of a new steel mill which, when finished,
will make important additions to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort.
Columbia Steel Company at Ironton, Utah. Discharging coke oven.
Columbia Steel Company at Ironton, Ut.ah. Inside the cast house of the blast furnace
Tapping a heat of iron in the cast house of the blast furnace.
Tapping a blast furnace for an iron cast.
Two workmen at the new steel mill which is under construction.
Partly finished open hearth furnaces and stacks for a steel mill under construction which will soon be producing vitally needed steel.
Bulldozer operator who helps in the construction of a new steel mill which will make important additions
to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort.
Bulldozer handling gravel for concrete during the
construction of a new steel mill.
An electric arc welder helping in the
construction of a new steel mill.
Partly finished open hearth furnaces and stacks for a steel mill under construction which will soon be producing vitally needed steel, Columbia Steel Co., Geneva, Utah.
Columbia Steel Company at Ironton, Utah. Exterior view of the blast furnace.
Partly finished open hearth furnaces and stacks for
a steel mill under construction.
crServicing one of the floodlights that turn night into day at the big construction operations for a new steel plant which will make important additions to the vast amount of steel needed for the war effort, Columbia Steel Co., Geneva, Utah.
Columbia Steel Company at Ironton, Utah. Looking upon coke ovens. The steam indicates that coke is being wetted.
Columbia Steel Company at Ironton, Utah. Pouring a heat of iron.
Truck carrying concrete mixers at a new steel mill which is under construction.
Footings for open hearth furnaces for a new steel plant under construction.
Steel and concrete go into place rapidly as a new steel mill takes form.

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