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ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

  • Huge machinery at the ASARCO mine near Tucson
  • Mineral Discovery Center near Tucson
  • Giant copper mine near Tucson

Highlights:


  • Visit a working copper mine and learn about this massive operation.
  • See the open pit mine and grinding mill up close.
  • Explore the exhibit center and learn about mining and minerals.

ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center

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The ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center demonstrates the importance of mining in our civilization. Two copper capped buildings contain a variety of exhibits that tell the story of mining along with a video theater, cactus garden and gift shop. The exhibit center and gardens are free to the public and are open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.
 
For those who want a closer look, public tours take visitors to the rim of the huge open pit mine and into the grinding mill building. These one-hour bus tours depart Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $6 for children 5-12 and children under 5 are admitted free.  
 

 

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Call 520-625-7513
Come visit us! 1421 W. Pima Mine Road, Sahuarita, AZ - 85629,US

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