The City of Ajo

The City of Ajo (HMKK6)

Location: Ajo, AZ 85321 Pima County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 22.339', W 112° 51.753'

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Ajo was first located on the ground that later became the open pit mine.

The modern city was founded in its present location in 1917 coincident with the beginning of large scale mining of the copper deposits.

Ajo is the home of the New Cornelia Mine of the Phelps Dodge Corporation which is one of the great copper mines of the world.

The open pit mine is located one mile south of the city and the concentrator, smelter and shops are adjacent to the town site on the east.

1917 - Leaching plant started in operation.

1924 - Concentrator started in operation.

1950 - Smelter started in operation.
HM NumberHMKK6
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 6:38pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 324773 N 3583230
Decimal Degrees32.37231667, -112.86255000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 22.339', W 112° 51.753'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 22' 20.34" N, 112° 51' 45.18" W
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Area Code(s)520
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 La Mina Ave, Ajo AZ 85321, US
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