The early smelter was called the American Smelting and Refining Company(ASRCO). The Smelter is located just West of Garfield on the old highway 201. The Refinery would be just South of Garfield. In 1903 the Utah Copper Company was organized by Daniel C. Jackling. This would be the start of a new era in mining. They set a new standard for mining in the Bingham Canyon. In 1906 there were more than 40 mining companies in the Bingham area. Since 1906, more than 6.2 billion tons of rock have been mined.Some more info.[url]http://www.historylink.org/index.cfm?DisplayPage=output.cfm&File_Id=8744[/url]
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