Bagdad Mine

Useful Information

Location: At Bagdad.
Open: By appointment only.
Fee: free.
Classification: MineCopper Mine
Light: n/a
Dimension: L=2,750 m, W=1,470 m, VR=350 m.
Guided tours:
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.
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1882 first claims staked.
1928 first mill begins operation.
1945 transition to open-pit mining.
1999 acquisitioned by Phelps Dodge.


The low grade porphyry copper


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 350 m 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.