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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


  • 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


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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