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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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Located off I-19 in Sahuarita, AZ. A modern open-pit copper mine open for tours and featuring mill facility, exhibit center, historic equipment, picnic area, and extensive gift shop. Group discounts. For information, phone 520-625-7513 or visit our website.

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    Based on 123 reviews
  • #2 of 6 things to do in Sahuarita
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Discovery center is free and tour is very reasonable

The Discovery Center is just outstanding! Watch the video in the far back room, which explains various types of mining - not just copper. There are very detailed explanation stations for the phases...

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My wife and I did the tour 20 years ago and I could hard wait to go again. Everything is big, really big. The tires on the trucks hauling out the ore cost $65,000 each and must be replaced every six...

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An Exploring and learning highlight of our trip.

Well worth the $10 (discount for children and seniors). Both our driver and guide were knowledgeable. We even saw a blast! The gift shop was stocked with area artist and we bought a pound of copper...

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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Children Welcomed

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