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AZ Mine Tours

Mine Tours

ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center
The only public tour of a modern working copper mine in Southern Arizona; which features a free exhibit center, video theater, cactus garden, and The Company Store gift shop. One-hour bus tours of the ASARCO Mission mine take visitors to the rim of the open pit mine and into the heart of the grinding mill building.  

www.mineraldiscovery.com

Mine Tour Schedule

Oct - April:  
Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30A.M., 11:00 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 3:30 P.M.

May - Sept: Saturdays only at 9:30A.M., 11:00 A.M., 12:30 P.M., 2:00 P.M., 3:30 P.M.

Tour schedule is subject to change, so please call for reservations. (520) 625-7513 or (520) 625-8233

Directions: The Mineral Discovery Center is 12 miles south of Tucson on Interstate 19 at Pima Mine Road (Exit 80). 1421 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ 85629. 
 

Mine Overlooks

Morenci Mine
Located in eastern Arizona about an hour drive northeast of Safford on the scenic Coronado Trail, this site provides a spectacular view of Arizona's largest mining operation, Freeport McMoRan Morenci mine. The overlook is about five miles north of the town of Morenci on Highway 191.  http://www.fcx.com/operations/USA_Arizona_Morenci.htm


Ray Mine

Approximately 85 miles east of Phoenix is the ASARCO-owned Ray mine, and a major Arizona copper producer. Mining operations and equipment may be viewed here daily from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm or until dusk. The overlook is located approximately 12 miles south of Superior on Highway 177.
P.O. Box 8, Hayden (520) 356-7811 http://www.asarco.com/about-us/our-locations/ray-operations/.