The Morenci Smelter is a copper mine located in Greenlee county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,999 feet.
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All mine locations were obtained from the USGS Mineral Resources Data System. The locations and other information in this database have not been verified for accuracy. It should be assumed that all mines are on private property.
Elevation: 3,999 Feet (1,219 Meters)
Primary Mineral: Copper
Lat, Long: 33.0667, -109.34360
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Morenci Smelter MRDS details
Primary: Morenci Smelter
Secondary: (Facility) Morenci Copper Smelter
Land ownership: Private
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Owner Name: Phelps Dodge
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Smelter
Operation Type: Processing Plant
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Identification): ****SEE Morenci Mine Deposit ID 10282444 for more info
Reference (Deposit): USBM PROD TAB
Reference (Deposit): 1973 CAP: 900000 ST CU