Arizona produces more copper than any other state. This brief history shows how Arizona's copper mining built a state and changed a nation.Read More
A burgeoning mining industry stimulated early growth in the Arizona Territory, and by 1864 nearly 25 percent of the male, nonnative populace was prospectors. By the 1870s a plethora of hardrock mines were yielding prodigious volumes of copper, lead, zinc, silver and gold ore.Read More
He was fresh off a full ride at the University of Arizona mining program. They were giving out scholarships to anyone willing to go into mining, he says. After copper prices collapsed, MagmaRead More
Morenci is the largest copper producer in North America and remains a major contributor to Phelpss copper output, which is second only to that of Chiles Codelco. In 1986, Phelps Dodge Morenci was established as a partnership between Phelps Dodge Mining Company (72%)Read More
Copper Mining in Arizona. The legacy of mining is etched into the landscape and history of Arizona. It is part of the culture, economy, and environment. Indeed, copper is showcased as one of the Five Cs upon which the Arizona economy was founded.Read More
The most important mining aspect of Arizona is undoubtedly copper. Essential to Arizonas current economy, copper mining provides a $4.6 Billion addition to Arizonas economy, $3.2 Billion of which directly contributes to personal income of Arizonas mining workers, according to data gathered in 2011.Read More
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