Morenci Mine

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Morenci mine
Morenci Mine 2012.jpg
Morenci Mine 2012
Location
Greenlee County, Arizona
Country United States
Production
Products Copper

The Morenci mine is a large copper mine located in Arizona, in the southwestern part of the United States. Morenci represents one of the largest copper reserves in the United States and in the world, having estimated reserves of 3.2 billion tonnes of ore grading 0.16% copper.[1] It is located in Greenlee County, just outside the communities of Morenci and Clifton. It is owned by Freeport-McMoRan.

Breccia cemented by malachite and azurite, Morenci Mine

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Morenci Copper Mine, Arizona, United States of America". mining-technology.com. 2012. Retrieved 2013-07-23. [unreliable source?]

Coordinates: 33°05′26″N 109°22′00″W / 33.09056°N 109.36667°W / 33.09056; -109.36667