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Morenci, Arizona

Morenci was established in the late 1800s as a mining town and is now famous for its open pit mine. It is a town owned and operated by Phelps Dodge. In the mid-1960's, Phelps Dodge was forced to move the town of Morenci. The town was in the way of mining. The new town was relocated two miles from the historic Morenci. Today Morenci has a population of 2,500, and sits at an elevation of 4,838 feet. Morenci is both old and new, and it has much to offer to resident and tourist.

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Morenci Open Mine Pit Tour

Phelps Dodge Morenci, Inc., is the largest copper producing operation in North America. Active operations include an open-pit mine, numerous leach stockpiles, four solution extraction plants and three electrowinning tankhouses.

Morenci, AZ Tours

Things to do near Morenci, AZ

Snowflake Monument

Those acquainted with Arizona know that the Town of Snowflake receives its share of snow occasionally, but the naming of the ...

Madonna of the Trail

The Madonna of the Trail is one of twelve statues placed across the country in the 1930's to honor the Spirit of the Pioneer ...

Show Low Country Club

Show Low Country Club is open year round with 18 holes of grass fairways and bentgrass greens. This par 70 course with distin...

Old Trails Historical Museum

Winslow's Old Trails Museum opened in 1985 in an old bank building located in the heart of the downtown business district. Th...