History of Arizona"s Clifton-Morenci Mining District, Volume 2 A Personal Approach by Ted Cogut

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  • United States - State & Local - Southwest,
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All this added to the lore that these towns were some of the roughest communities in the West. Today, after years of mining, Freeport-McMoRan's Morenci copper mine is the largest in North America. Expansion has required new homes in Clifton-Morenci, a modern library, and recreational facilities.

Residents are proud of their : Arcadia Publishing SC. Vol. 1 provides a general history of mining in Arizona from ; a detailed history of Bisbee, Jerome, Globe-Miami, Clifton- Morenci, Ray-Christmas, Ajo, Superior, and Tombstone; and a general history of the smaller camps grouped by county; and background information concerning mines and mining companies.

Vol. 2 contains Volume 2 book of. All this added to the lore that these towns were some of the roughest communities in the West. Today, after years of mining, Freeport-McMoRan's Morenci copper mine is the largest in North America.

Expansion has required new homes in Clifton-Morenci, a modern library, and recreational facilities. Residents are proud of their : $ copper deposits of the clifton morenci district, arizona professional paper 43year pages county graham mine locations within the following mining districts: clifton, morenci, metcalf, gold creek basin, corondo mountain, shannon mountain, the united states geolological survey was tasked with documenting the mineral wealth of all the mining districts of the united states.

Table 1. Summary of copper production for the Copper Mountain (Morenci) mining district (). Open Pit (OP). The Copper Mountain (Morenci) mining district has a long and complex history.

A chronological sequence of events is shown in Appendix 1. Phelps, Dodge and Company's wise investments in the Morenci and Bisbee mining. History of Arizonas Clifton-Morenci Mining District Copper Mountain (Morenci) mining district is located approximately miles northeast of Tucson, Arizona (Figure 1).

It lies along the southern boundary of the Transitional physiographic province, a rugged mountainous region that separates the Colorado Plateau from the Basin and Range province.

Clifton History Development of mining districts in Arizona occurred much later than many other states due to the harsh climate of the region, lack of water, and hostile Apache Indians.

Despite these challenges prospector's were exploring the rich mineral deposits of the Clifton area as early as the late s. Morenci is a census-designated place (CDP) and company town in Greenlee County, Arizona, United States, and was founded by the Detroit Copper Mining Company of population was at the census and 1, at the census.

The biggest employer in Morenci (and in nearby Clifton) and the owner of the town is Freeport-McMoRan, the owner of the Morenci Mine, the largest copper County: Greenlee.

Clifton is located some miles north of the border with Mexico and only 15 miles from the border with neighboring New Mexico. Set against a desert backdrop, with an imposing river, and a nearly abandoned historical district, the small mining town conjures images of the old Wild West.

Clifton's history straddles opposing sides: frontier. Metcalf Mines (Arizona Copper Co. group; Metcalf Open pit), Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA: A former surface and underground Cu-Ag-Au-Mo-Zn mine located in the center SE¼ sec.

4 and the SW¼ sec. 3, T4S, R29E (Clifton 15 minute topo map), located on the east side of the confluence of Chase. In the latest data available, the mining operation at Clifton/Morenci is the 2nd largest in the world, beaten out only by Escondida, Chile.

With just about 3, residents today, Clifton’s rich mining history is on display and is an interesting visit for Old West and mining enthusiasts. Hargo Mine, Clifton, Copper Mountain Mining District (Clifton-Morenci Mining District), Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA. Clifton is a town in and the county seat of Greenlee County, Arizona, United States, along the San Francisco population of the town was 3, at the census, with a population estimate of 3, It was a site of the Arizona copper mine strike of Clifton and Morenci are considered to be an economic unit by the Arizona Department of : Greenlee.

The author also covers the communities of Clifton, Morenci and Metcalf in detail as well as the construction of Lordstown, New Mexico (where the railroad connected to the SP), and mining in nearby Shakespeare and Hachita.

This volume also includes detailed rosters for all 5/5(3). History of Mining in Arizona - Vol. 1, J. Michael Canty and Michael N. Greeley, Editors.

Starts with original explorers and covers many well known mining camps: Oatman, Tombstone, Clifton-Morenci, Humboldt, and Bisbee. History of Mining in Arizona - Vol. 2, J. Michael Canty and Michael N. Greeley, Editors.

the largest copper district of Clifton-Morenci and the largest lead/zinc district around Humboldt. We added one other area-Bisbee-because Bisbee had more by-product gold, silver and lead than the other areas and is one of the highest volume producers of copper.

Morenci is a copper-mining town in Eastern Arizona. Understand. Morenci and neighboring Clifton share a common history of copper mining, and are today commonly referred to as the Clifton-Morenci district.

Copper was discovered in Morenci in and mining began the following year. 14Colquhoun, History of the Clifton-Morenci Mining District, p. 15Colquhoun, Early History, pp.

Later Colonel Bennett was appointed justice of the peace. He attended to marriages, baptisms, divorces, etc. In Colquhoun’s opinion his job was a sinecure since the. The total gold production of the county from through was aboutounces, almost all of which was a byproduct from the copper ores of the Clifton-Morenci district, one of the most productive copper camps in Arizona.

A small amount of gold was derived from the silver ores in. The mining and processing operations seen today reflect the many changes that have taken place at Morenci since Phelps Dodge gained control of the district in Duringan extensive exploration program revealed the large, low grade deposits now being mined.

Byall underground mining had ceased. Clifton, Arizona: A town no one knows. and after a few months I came back to write a thesis on the mining district. Searching the archives of the Phelps Dodge mining company, I.

History of mining at Phelps Dodge’s Morenci copper deposit Phelps mined underground until the s depression, converting to an open-cut operation with rail haulage in The topography prevented development as a single pit: today the working area extends across km x km but is worked as three pits: the Metcalf (within the original.

ARIZONA MINES. Silver mining in Arizona was a powerful stimulus for exploration and prospecting in early Arizona. The major copper mining has occurred in the the Clifton-Morenci District, Verde District around Jerome, at Ajo, the Warren District around Bisbee, and the Globe-Miami area, with limited mining occurring in the White Mesa.

Gold prospectors came to the area in the s but instead of gold found extensive copper deposits. Underground mining of copper started in the s.

In open-cut replaced underground mining. The Phelps Dodge Morenci company is reputed to be the biggest producer of copper in the USA. The oldest rocks of the Clifton quadrangle are pre-Cambrian granite and quartzitic schists, separated by an important unconformity from the covering Paleozoic strata.

The latter comprise a total thickness of 1, feet. At the base lie feet of probably Cambrian quartzitic sandstone, succeeded by to feet of Ordovician limestones. The Clifton-Morenci District, Arizona: The copper deposits of this district are located at Morenci and Metcalf in eastern Graham County.

The ores were discovered inbut remained undeveloped for a long time because of the fact that they were of too low grade, and too far from the railroads. History of Mining in Arizona, Inclusive Dates: Physical Description: 2 volumes ( leaves); 29 cm: Abstract: James Brand (J.B) Tenney,was an assistant geologist for the Arizona Bureau of Mines.

This collection is a Typescript of Arizona mining. The Copper Era And Morenci Leader from Clifton, Arizona Page 3 house 7, Furniture and fixtures.

2, 00 Real estate owned other than banking ho Net amount due from. The cemetery lies 36 miles [ km] to the West (W) of Morenci. The location of this cemetery was sourced from the GNIS Blue Cemetery The cemetery lies 43 miles [ km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of Morenci.

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