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dc.contributor.authorBriggs, D.F.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T00:28:38Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T00:28:38Z
dc.date.issued2017-03-07
dc.identifier.citationBriggs, D.F., 2017, History of the Ajo Mining District, Pima County, Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Contributed Report, CR-17-A, 16 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629340
dc.descriptionThe hostile environment of southwestern Arizona’s low desert presented many challenges to those who sought to discover and exploit the mineral wealth of the region. Ajo’s remote location combined with hot summer days and scarce water created a number of obstacles that needed to be overcome. Despite these impediments, the district’s wealth was mined by Native Americans long before the arrival of first Spanish explorers, who recognized its potential soon after establishing outposts in this region. Many years passed before mining professionals with the knowledge, skills and financial backing achieved commercially viable copper operations at Ajo. Application of new technologies and mining practices enabled them to develop Arizona’s first large copper operation to successfully employ open pit methods.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCR-17-A
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/1710
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Contributed Reports
dc.subjectEarly Proterozoic
dc.subjectcretaceous
dc.subjectTertiary
dc.subjectOligocene
dc.subjectMiocene
dc.subjectLittle Ajo Mountains
dc.subjectCamel Mountain
dc.subjectClarkstown
dc.subjectGibson
dc.subjectPima County
dc.subjectTohono O’Odham Nation
dc.subjectcopper porphyry
dc.subjectPhelps Dodge
dc.subjectOpen-pit mining
dc.subjectCalumen Mining Co.
dc.subjectmining history
dc.subjectFreeport-McMoRan
dc.subjectcopper
dc.titleHistory of the Ajo Mining District, Pima County, Arizona
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csdgm.bounding.south32.3139
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