Ray, Arizona

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Ray, Arizona
Ghost town
Teapot mesa, above Ray mine
Teapot mesa, above Ray mine
Ray, Arizona is located in Arizona
Ray, Arizona
Ray, Arizona
Coordinates: 33°11′00″N 110°59′51″W / 33.18333°N 110.99750°W / 33.18333; -110.99750Coordinates: 33°11′00″N 110°59′51″W / 33.18333°N 110.99750°W / 33.18333; -110.99750
Country United States
State Arizona
County Pinal
Elevation[1] 2,123 ft (647 m)
Time zone MST (no DST) (UTC-7)

Ray is a ghost town in Pinal County, Arizona, United States; It is mostly known for the large copper mine there. The town of Kearny was founded by the Kennecott Mining Company in 1958 as a planned community to accommodate the populations of Ray, Barcelona and Sonora, which were about to be enveloped by Kennecott's copper mine. Relocation to Kearny began in 1958.

The Copper Basin Railway runs through the town.

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Ray, Arizona in 1908. The old townsite was consumed by the Ray mine open pit.