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ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

Located in: Southside District


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

Phone: (520) 625-8233


Fax: 520-625-4756

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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.

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  • #2 of 8 things to do in Sahuarita
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Different pictures about copper

Asarco Mineral Discovery Center is located in south Tucson, next to freeway 19. Don’t miss it when you visit Tucson. Spend two hours to know how to process the copper. Join the tour, stand at the...

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Interesting look into an open-pit copper mine

Located 18 miles south of Tucson Arizona, the ASARCO Copper Mine Mission Complex has been in operation since 1960. The current pit is 2.5 miles long by 1.5 miles wide, 1,200 feet deep and employs...

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Nice behind the scenes look at copper mining

The tour was a little hurried but provided a really nice behind the scenes view of the copper mining process. The look at the milling process was as fascinating as the view into the huge pit mine...

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  • Children Welcomed

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