Bagdad Mine


Useful Information

Location: At Bagdad.
Open: By appointment only.
[2008]
Fee: free.
[2008]
Classification:  Copper Mine
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=2,750m, W=1,470m, VR=350m.
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Address: Bagdad Mine, Tel: +1-928-633-3490.
As far as we know this information was accurate when it was published (see years in brackets), but may have changed since then.
Please check rates and details directly with the companies in question if you need more recent info.
Last update:$Date: 2015/08/30 21:58:59 $

History

 
1882first claims staked.
1928first mill begins operation.
1945transition to open-pit mining.
1999acquisitioned by Phelps Dodge.

Geology

The low grade porphyry copper


Description

Bagdad Mine is a working open cast copper mine. It was named after a mining claim, but the modern mine is actually the unification of five different mines. The mine is pretty small, only 2.75 kilometers long and 350m deep, there are numerous bigger holes in the area. It is owned and operated by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc, the worlds largest publicly traded copper company. They also own the bigger Morenci Mine and others. Bagdad was the first mine were they used their proprietary SX-EW process, a sort of small scale experiment.


See also


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