(Facility) San Manuel Copper Refinery

The (Facility) San Manuel Copper Refinery is a copper mine located in Pinal county, Arizona at an elevation of 3,199 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.

Mine Info

Name: (Facility) San Manuel Copper Refinery  

State:  Arizona

County:  Pinal

Elevation: 3,199 Feet (975 Meters)

Primary Mineral: Copper

Lat, Long: 32.6153, -110.61890

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(Facility) San Manuel Copper Refinery MRDS details

Site Name

Primary: (Facility) San Manuel Copper Refinery
Secondary: San Manuel Refinery


Primary: Copper


State: Arizona
County: Pinal

Land Status

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.


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Owner Name: Broken Hill Proprietary Co. Ltd.
Home Office: Australia
Info Year: 1996
Years: 1996 -

Owner Name: Magma Copper Co.


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Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Plant
Plant Type: Refiner
Operation Type: Processing Plant
Mining Method: Unknown
Years of Production:
Significant: Y


General Physiographic Area: Intermontane Plateaus
Physiographic Province: Basin And Range Province
Physiographic Section: Mexican Highland

Mineral Deposit Model

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Analytical Data

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Reference (Deposit): EMJ M&M DIRECTORY

Reference (Deposit): 1973 CAP 200000 TONS TPY

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