morenci az copper mine

Morenci, Arizona, The biggest employer in Morenci (and in nearby Clifton) is Freeport-McMoRan, the owner of the Morenci Mine, the largest copper mining operation in North America, and one of the largest copper mines in the world The town was a site of the Arizona Copper Mine Strike of 1983 The large open-pit mine ,.

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History of the Copper Mountain (Morenci) Mining ,, History of the Copper Mountain (Morenci) Mining District, Greenlee County, Arizona Panorama of the Morenci operation, looking northeast toward the Metcalf pit with Copper King Mountain in the distance Photo: David Briggs, July 2007 David F Briggs, Geologist [email protected]

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Morenci Copper Mine, Arizona, 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 ..

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Copper mining in Arizona, Copper mining in Arizona, a state of the United States, has been a major industry since the 19th century In 2007 Arizona was the leading copper-producing state in the US, producing 750 thousand metric tons of copper, worth a record $554 billion Arizona's copper production was 60% of the total for the United Stat.

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