"Fifty miles southwest of Bisbee, Arizona, is one of the largest copper mines in the world, - a mine which six years ago was in the throes of the prospecting, developing, and litigation periods, and now turning out over five million pounds of copper bullion per month. This property is located at Cananea, District of Arizpe, sonora, Mexico, and is owned and controlled by the cananea Consolidated Copper Co. S.A. It is situated upon the northeast slope of a short range of mountains from which the town of Cananea derives its name. The port of entry for this part of Mexico is Naco, Arizona, from whence a standard gage railroad wends its way around the south side of the San José mountains, and then across a broad north-south valley some thirty miles wide. In the center of this valley is a small ridge, (forming a water-shed) extending east and west, near the center of which rises the San Pedro river, which flows to the north and finally reaches the Gulf of Lower California via the Gila and Colorado rivers in Arizona. From this same water-shed, but to the southwest, flows the Sonora River, whose waters are lost in the desert sands southwest of Hermosillo. If this water ever reaches the ocean, it is through some under-ground currents"--page 1.


Mining and Nuclear Engineering

Degree Name

Professional Degree in Mining Engineering


A separately bound volume of maps (17 leaves) accompanies the text.


Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy

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2 volumes

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Cananea (Mexico : State)


© 1905 Albert Hill Fay, All rights reserved.

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Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Copper mines and mining -- Mexico -- Cananea
Copper mines and mining -- Mexico -- Cananea -- Maps
Mines and mineral resources -- Mexico -- Cananea
Cananea Consolidated Copper Co.

Thesis Number

T 26/26M

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