swansea is a ghost town in la paz county in the u.s. state of arizona.it was settled around 1909 in what was then the arizona territory.it served as a mining town as well as a location for processing and smelting the copper ore taken from the nearby mines.
bisbee was founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880, and named in honor of judge dewitt bisbee, one of the financial backers of the adjacent copper queen mine.. in 1929, the county seat was moved from tombstone to bisbee, where it remains.. mining industry. mining in the mule mountains proved quite successful: in the early 20th century the population of bisbee soared.
the state ranked 17 on forbes list of best states for business in 2018, noting strong economic and job growth foerecasts. arizona's economy historically relied on the 'five c's': copper, cotton, cattle, citrus, and climate. while arizona's copper mining is still the nation's primary source of the metal,.
phoenix is home to four fortune 500 companies: electronics corporation avnet, mining company freeport-mcmoran, retailer petsmart, and waste hauler republic services. honeywell's aerospace division is headquartered in phoenix, and the valley hosts many of their avionics and mechanical facilities.
the silver king mine is an inactive silver mine located near superior, arizona in the united states. the richest silver mine in arizona, it produced an estimated us$42 million worth of silver ore between 1875 and 1900. the mine is located on four patented claims in comstock wash, about 1 mile west of kings crown peak and about 3 miles north of superior, in sec. 24, t1s, r12e.
high-grade native copper made ajo the first copper mine in arizona. soon the arizona mining & trading company, formed by peter r. brady, a friend of childs, worked the rich surface ores, shipping loads around cape horn for smelting in swansea, wales, in the mid-1880s. the mine closed when a ship sank off the coast of patagonia. long supply .
carrizo mountains. uranium mining started in 1918 in the carrizo mountains as a byproduct of vanadium mining. the district is in apache county, in the northeast corner of arizona.the uranium and vanadium occur as carnotite in sandstone of the salt wash member of the morrison formation .production stopped in 1921. another period of mining took place from 1941 to 1966, producing 360,000 pounds .
the arizona mining and mineral museum in phoenix, arizona, was a museum focused on minerals and mining. last operated by the arizona historical society, a state government agency, its exhibits included more than 3,000 minerals, rocks, fossils, and artifacts related to the mining industry. the museum closed in may 2011.
phelps dodge tower in downtown phoenix. phelps dodge corporation was an american mining company founded in 1834 as an import-export firm by anson greene phelps and his two sons-in-law william earle dodge, sr. and daniel james. the latter two ran phelps, james & co., the part of the organization based in liverpool, england.
the corporate headquarters was moved from new orleans, louisiana to phoenix, arizona. 2010s. in 2012, the company announced agreements to acquire affiliated companies mcmoran exploration company and plains exploration & production company for a total enterprise value of over $20 billion.
lundin mining: underground mine producing nickel and copper concentrates 18 2018 15 phoenix lander county, nevada: newmont mining corporation: gold-copper ore, concentrated and leached 16 2018 16 lisbon valley san juan county, utah: lisbon valley mining company copper ore, open pit, heap leached 10-15 2018 17 miami: gila county, arizona
freeport-mcmoran inc., often called freeport, is a mining company based in the freeport-mcmoran center, in phoenix, arizona history. freeport sulphur no.6 entering freeport, texas, harbor, 1923. the current company was created in 1981 through the merger of freeport minerals, formerly texas .
this is a partial list of ghost towns in arizona in the united states of america.most ghost towns in arizona are former mining boomtowns that were abandoned when the mines closed. those that weren't set up as mining camps were usually established as locations for mills, or supply points for nearby mining operations.
the calumet and arizona mining company organized in march, 1901 and operated several large and profitable mines adjacent to the copper queen. by 1907, the c&a was the fourth-most productive copper mine in arizona, and ran its own smelter in douglas, arizona .
the national tunnel and mines company declared bankruptcy in 1948, a move which forced all the remaining assets into complete control by anaconda. from 1941 to 1944 the international smelting and refining company leased and expanded the copper canyon mining camp near battle mountain, nevada.