Mining is an essential part of Arizona’s history and evidence of its everlasting legacy can be found all over the state. Asarco Mineral Discovery Center in Sahuarita gives visitors a firsthand look at how the industry operates by offering tours of a working open-pit copper mine. Check it out:

Visit the mine’s website to for more information about tour times at the ASARCO mine and follow along on its Facebook page to learn more.

Have you ever visited ASARCO? If so, did you learn anything interesting about Arizona’s mining history? Let us know all about the experience, and check out our previous article for a quirky mining town that belongs on your bucket list: It’s Impossible Not To Love The Most Eccentric Town In Arizona.

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