Santa Rita Copper Mines

Santa Rita Copper Mines (HMPKY)

Location: Santa Clara, NM 88026 Grant County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 46.867', W 108° 9.017'

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Copper has been mined here since 1804. For five years, development by Francisco Manuel Elguea resulted in some 6,000,000 pounds of copper being transported annually to Mexico City by mule train. Brief periods of activity were halted by Apache opposition until the coming of the railroad in the 1880s, when the area became a major copper producer.
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 8:13am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 766909 N 3630617
Decimal Degrees32.78111667, -108.15028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 46.867', W 108° 9.017'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 46' 52.02" N, 108° 9' 1.02" W
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Area Code(s)505
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11 Silver Heights Blvd, Santa Clara NM 88026, US
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