Copper Mining in AZ and Tribal Lands | Superfund

2022-7-29 · Early copper mining began at the site in 1900, with open pit stripping beginning in 1959. In 2012, the mine produced 134 million pounds of copper concentrate, paid $6.6 million in state royalties and $2.5 million in tribal royalties, and employed 620 people. The mine is expected to produce until 2033.

Arizona Gold Mines and districts

The last big gold mine to operate in Arizona was Gold Road located at Oatman, which ceased operation in 1998. However, explorations are still active today and gold still can be found as a byproduct of copper mining. In 2006, all gold production in Arizona came as a …

Mining Ruins

North West Arizona . black pearl mine; cerbat mining ruins; gold bar mine; golden belt mill; gold road mine; humboldt smelter; jerome; max delta mine; monte christo mine; oatman; old congress mine; old unida mine; Vulture Mine; North East Arizona . copper hill mill; van dyke mine; South West Arizona . hart mine processing plant; harquahala mine ...

List Of Mines | Bisbee mining and minerals

Copper Glance Shaft. Copper King of Arizona mine (see Copper King Shaft) Copper King Shaft. Copper King Tunnel. Copper Prince Tunnel. Copper Queen Cave (see Gloryhole) Copper Queen Incline Shaft (see Copper Queen Shaft) Copper Queen Mine (often refers to all Bisbee mines or all of the C.Q.M . mines) Copper Queen Mine Tour (see Queen Tunnel)

Arizona Mines – Western Mining History

Gila County Mines (641 Mines) Graham County Mines (295 Mines) Greenlee County Mines (145 Mines) La Paz County Mines (687 Mines) Maricopa County Mines (464 Mines) Mohave County Mines (1,134 Mines) Navajo County Mines (96 Mines) Pima County Mines (1,638 Mines) Pinal County Mines (716 Mines)

State of Arizona Mines Map

Mines. Feature Maps Airports Arches Areas Arroyos Bars Basins Bays Beaches Benches Bends Bridges Buildings Canals Capes Cemeteries Censuses Channels Churches Civil Cliffs Craters Crossings Dams Falls Flats Forests Gaps Harbors Hospitals Islands Lakes Lava Locales Military Mines Parks Pillars Plains Populated Places Post Offices Ranges Rapids ...

Arizona''s Mining Attractions | Visit Arizona

2021 N Kinney Road Tucson, Arizona 85743. Details Maps. The Old West. Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. The Gold King Mine and Ghost Town is a time capsule, of sorts -- home to many of the original buildings and equipment from the town''s... Save. Gold King Mine and Ghost Town. 1000 Perkinsville Rd. Jerome, Arizona 86331.

Arizona Mines | The Diggings™

Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Asbestos, and Barium-Barite mines located in Arizona. Filter By. Back. Commodity. Aluminum (28) Antimony (54) Arsenic (77) Asbestos (196) Barium-Barite (153) Bentonite (2) Beryllium (105) Bismuth (51) ... Copper Canyon Mines Near Wikieup, Arizona. Mohave, AZ County, Arizona Location. Copper, Lead, and Molybdenum ...

Old Reliable Mine (Reliable Mine; Calumet Mine; Clark …

Tenny, J.B. (1927-1929) History of Mining in Arizona, Special Collection, University of Arizona Library & Arizona Bureau of Mines Library: 329-333. Kuhn, T.H. (1941) Pipe deposits of the Copper Creek area.

What is mined in Arizona | Lowell Institute for Mineral …

2022-7-26 · They may not be as famous as Arizona''s precious metal deposits, but Arizona''s construction materials – sand and gravel, cement and crushed stone – are its 2 nd, 4 th and 5 th most valuable mineral commodities (copper - #1 and molybdenum - #3 round out the top 5). Arizona sand and gravel production was valued at nearly $400 million in 2017!

Mining Towns of Arizona Part 1 Active Towns

2019-6-29 · Here is a list of some of the Arizona mining towns still active: ... The copper extracted from the Old Dominion Mine from 1880 to 1931 was the driving force for the development of the Globe-Miami area. The Old Dominion closed in 1931, and mining operations moved to nearby Miami. The site was reclaimed and it is now a mining historic park. In ...

Abandoned Mine History | Arizona State Mine Inspector

2022-7-26 · The earliest indication of mining in Arizona may be as old as 1000 BC when inhabitants of the area were already using turquoise, coal, clay and many minerals in their daily life. Even before the Spaniards came to the southwest, Native Americans were using copper and turquoise to fashion jewelry that was traded over much of North America.

Arizona | Bureau of Land Management

2  · Abandoned Mine Lands Program - Arizona. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Arizona manages and conserves 12.1 million acres of public land and 17.5 million subsurface acres within Arizona. The lands managed by the BLM are consistent with the principle of "multiple use" which may include cattle grazing, wild horses, recreation, wildlife habitat ...

Directory of Arizona''s Active Mines-2020 | e-Magazine of …

2021-1-8 · AZGS'' Open-File Report ''Directory of Active Mines in Arizona: 2020'' documents 401 active, full-time mines or development projects in the state of Arizona. Mines come in all shapes and sizes, from small sand and gravel operations providing materials for local road maintenance and construction to the large open-pit copper mines, such as Morenci and Ray.

TENORM: Copper Mining and Production Wastes | US EPA

2021-6-7 · TENORM: Copper Mining and Production Wastes. Within the United States, mining and production of copper are primarily located in the West, specifically Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada and Montana. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), production in these states and Michigan account for more than 99% of domestic copper ...

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2021-4-26 · Superior was founded as a silver, gold, zinc and copper mining town in 1875 and had a population of 100 in 1880. A couple of years before the town was founded, at the height of the American Indian Wars, a group of Apaches …

This Abandoned Copper Mine In Arizona Is …

2017-3-31 · There''s nothing like stumbling across something unexpected out in the desert, especially when that something is hiding a unique secret. This mine in the Arizona desert was once known as the Copper Queen mine due to its …

Explore 14 of Arizona''s Oldest Copper & Gold …

2020-4-25 · The town sees tens of thousands of visitors every year. 14. Bisbee. Way down by the Mexico border is the old mining camp of Bisbee. Copper, gold and silver were all mined here. Three million ounces of gold and eight billion …

Mining In Arizona | The Diggings™

Historic Mining Records (USGS) Arizona has 7,761 identified mines listed in The Diggings™. The most commonly listed primary commodities in Arizona mines are Copper, Gold, and Silver . At the time these mines were surveyed, 1,520 mines in Arizona were observed to have ore mineralization in an outcrop, shallow pit, or isolated drill hole ...

Directory of Active Mines in Arizona: FY 2019

2019-7-25 · >60% of copper produced since 1970 (U.S. Geological Survey, 2019). While copper is often the first result when considering Arizona and mining, the minerals industry of Arizona exploits a diverse group of metallic and industrial deposits. In 2018, Arizona was ranked the 8th most attractive region in the world for mining and exploration by

Magma Mine (Magma Superior Mine; Magma Copper …

Magma Mine (Magma Superior Mine; Magma Copper Mine), Superior, Pioneer Mining District, Pinal Mountains, Pinal County, Arizona, USA : A former underground Cu-Mo-Au-Ag-Pb-Zn-Mn-As-Bi-Cd occurrence/mine located in all of sec. 35, T1S, R12E, G&SRM (Superior 7.5 minute topo map), on the N side of Superior, on private property. ...

Virtual Tour of Active Arizona Copper Mines | Lowell …

2022-7-28 · What: Virtual tour of the active (2019) copper mines in Arizona. Virtual Tour Length: 5 to 15 minutes. Tour of Arizona''s Copper Mines. How to Use this Tour: The virtual tour of active copper mines in Arizona uses Google Earth Web and is most easily viewed with the free Google Earth app for smart devices or via the most recent version of the Chrome web browser.

Map and Download GPS Waypoints for 1439 Mines in …

2022-7-22 · Follow these Instructions to Download all 1439 Arizona Mines to your GPS. Download a GPX file containing all of the mines in Arizona. Save the GPX file on your desktop. Download and install ExpertGPS mapping software. Launch ExpertGPS, click Open on the File menu, and select the GPX file you just saved to your computer''s hard drive.

Nevada''s Old Mines: Abandoned, But Not Forgotten

2017-8-9 · John Callan, Abandoned Mine Lands Program Lead for the state of Nevada. On this particular northern Nevada trip, Callan drove out past the town of Lovelock to an area called Seven Troughs. The Tunnel Camp mining site. "People have visions of the Lost Dutchman''s Mine or whatever''s in their head, you know," Callan says.

AZJerome – AZJerome

Chino Valley Map; Jerome, Arizona "Wickedest Town in the West" Located near the top of Cleopatra Hill between Prescott and Flagstaff is the historic copper mining town of Jerome, Arizona. Once known as the wickedest town in the west, Jerome was born a copper mining camp, growing from a settlement of tents into a roaring mining community. ...

A Brief History of Southern Arizona Silver Mining

2020-11-2 · Nov 2, 2020. Mining is important to Arizona and the nation. As late as 2018, 66% of the country''s copper came from Arizona. With copper there is silver. American history of the area dates back at least to 1695, although the community was not founded until 1878. The range spans 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) long by 4 km (2.5 mi).

Arizona''s abandoned mine problem

2018-12-10 · At least 35 people have died and 22 have been injured in the estimated 100,000 mines in Arizona, only 19,000 of which have been mapped by state officials and fewer still have been secured. And officials worry that as more people move to and visit Arizona – many eager to explore the state''s long untouched lands – the chances of coming across one of these …

Copper Mines in Arizona

2022-7-28 · This is the first directory of active mines since the Arizona Dept of Mines and Mineral Resources released Directory of Active Mines in Arizona (2007). Background This work fulfills recently amended sections 9-461.05, 11-804, and 27-106 of the Arizona Revised Statutes, which go into effect on August 13, 2019 following Governor Ducey signing H.B ...

Mining

2019-8-5 · The copper mining towns of Clifton and Morenci and farming/ranching community of Duncan are what comprise Greenlee County in Eastern Arizona. Almost 140 years ago, rich copper deposits were discovered in a canyon by the Metcalf brothers and mined by recruits from Mexico. Three large copper mining companies, the Arizona Copper Company, the ...

Copper Creek Ghost Town, Arizona

2022-6-21 · Copper Creek is a more typical example; it may be accessed by a rocky, 9 mile dirt road and has quite a few scattered ruined buildings and old mine structures spread out over steep, cacti-covered hillsides east of Mammoth, 44 …

Morenci Copper Mine, Arizona

2016-6-7 · The Detroit Copper Company started mining at Morenci, 16km south of Silver City, Arizona, in 1872. Copper Queen Consolidated Mining bought the property in 1885, with the company name changed to Phelps Dodge in 1917. Ninety years later in March 2007, Phelps Dodge merged with Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, whose principal asset is the massive ...

You Can Tour This Old Mine In Arizona

2016-8-29 · The first mining claim made in the Mule Mountains came in 1877 after a member of the U.S. Calvary spotted minerals while looking for water sources. Later named the Copper Queen Mine, it produced a huge amount of copper …

Arizona Mining Towns – Western Mining History

Arizona is the leading US producer of copper and the copper industry in the state has been an economic powerhouse for well over 100 years. Bisbee, Arizona ca. 1900. By the 1890s, Arizona''s burgeoning copper towns took center stage. Camps like Bisbee, Morenci, and Jerome evolved into some of the West''s most important industrial centers.

The World''s 20 Largest Copper Mines

2019-11-25 · The Morenci mine in Arizona is the largest copper mine in North America. Operated by Freeport-McMoRan, the mine is jointly owned by the company (72%) and affiliates of the Sumitomo Corporation (28%). Morenci …

Interactive map of mineral resources and mines …

2  · The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Mineral Resources Data System catalogs information about mineral resources around the United States and the world. Using the map tool, users can zoom in to obtain reports and data on …

Rebirth of the Sacaton Copper Mine, Casa …

2019-10-28 · Elim Mining recently purchased the Sacaton open pit mine near Casa Grande, Arizona, with the hope of reopening the mine. The chief ore is porphyry copper, but Elim hopes to garner some gold, silver, and …