Copper Creek, Arizona
|Copper Creek, Arizona|
Copper Creek Canyon
|Elevation||3,983 ft (1,214 m)|
|Time zone||MST (no DST) (UTC-7)|
This town once had around 50 buildings. It had a peak population of approximately 500. Its post office was established March 6, 1906 and was disestablished August 31, 1942. A short-lived narrow-gauge railway line was built in 1913, with the locomotive and cars carried overland from the railhead at Winkelman.
Notable remains of the old town include the foundations of the post office and the shell of the Sibley Mansion.
The Copper Creek mining district contains a substantial copper deposit; in recent years, several companies have proposed opening a mine there. The district hosts more than 500 mineralized breccia pipes. Buried porphyry-style, stockwork copper mineralization has attracted exploration interest in recent years.
Copper Creek is about ten miles east of the community of Mammoth, via a rough dirt road.