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ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

Southside District

1421 W. Pima Mine Rd. (I-19, exit 80)
Sahuarita, AZ 85629
United States

Phone: (520) 625-8233


Fax: 520-625-4756


View the incredible open-pit mine, take a look at our huge haul trucks at work, and find out how copper is extracted and processed in the mill, all at great rates! Free admission to our award-winning exhibit center, video theater and picnic area. Our gift shop has been described by customers as one of the best in Arizona's southwestern region. Come visit us! For rates and schedules, visit our website or call.

  • TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    Based on 162 reviews
  • #2 of 8 things to do in Sahuarita
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A Lucky Find

We stumbled on this tour. It only runs on Saturdays so we were lucky enough to be in the area on that day. The tour starts with a brief talk in the main building and then everyone heads off in a bus...

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Visit a real copper mine

The size of this copper pit is enormous! When you are on the upper edges of this pit, the gigantic trucks below look tiny. They give a great tour at the admissions building as well as through and...

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Mine view Saturday only

If you want to see the mine make it a Saturday. Otherwise you get a small exhibit room and gift shop. The exhibits, while small, are informative and highlight the importance of mining in Arizona...

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Children Welcomed
  • Free Parking
  • Golf Nearby
  • Special Amenities: Picnic Area and Theater playing copper theme movies

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Meeting Facilities

  • Theatre Capacity 35