"Within the last two or three years, the copper mining industry has been growing at a remarkable rate. Perhaps not so much in the output of refined copper as in the exploitation and development of new fields. The panic of 1907 left its mark only too deep on many of the then producing mines. the inflated price of copper has aroused interest in those who owned or controlled small or undeveloped mines ... One of these districts is the one to be treated of in this report. It is not a new discovery, but rather one of the oldest camps in the Territory of Arizona. Several different concerns have had control from time to time, of the most valuable ground, but it still remains in the undeveloped stage. Perhaps a few remarks of historical interest would not be out of place. The AJO DISTRICT lies in the Southwestern part of Arizona, originally in the Mexican State of Sonora. It is about forty-five (45) miles South of Gila Bend, the nearest railroad station on the Southern Pacific Railroad, and is about forty (40) miles north of the Mexican border"--Pages 1-2.


Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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ii, 33 pages, 2 plates

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Ajo (Ariz.)


© 1910 H. C. Chamberlain, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Copper mines and mining -- Arizona
Copper mines and mining -- Arizona -- Maps
Copper ores -- Arizona
Copper ores -- Arizona -- Ajo Region

Thesis Number

T 213

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