Opening slate mentions Mexican employees of the Ray copper mine and their company town of about 6000 persons. The camera pans over rooftops of the town of Sonoma, where the Mexican workers lived. (Euro-Americans lived 1 mile North in neighboring town of Ray.) The copper-rich hills are seen in the background. Washington Elementary School can be seen during the camera's pan, beginning at TC: 00:20 through the end of the sequence. (Note: These are now Ghost Towns, having been taken over when Kennecott Copper Corporation expanded its Ray open pit operations in 1965. Reportedly, many former residents re-settled in nearby Towns of Kearny, Winkelman, Superior, and Hayden.)
Cowboys riding on bucking broncos and horses in a rodeo in Phoenix Arizona. A joking man pretends to ride a stationary saddle mounted on a fence. Men and women on horseback riding on a desert trail among Sonora cactus and Saguaro Cactus plants. Close up view of the Saguaro cactus plants and flowers in bloom. Various flowers in bloom on different kinds of cactus in the spring in Arizona. A century plant in bloom. Entrance sign at the Coconino National Forest, and views of tall pine trees in the forest. Deer roaming in forest and a wild turkey in a field. Sheep graze on lands in Arizona. A wildfire in a forest in Arizona, with smoke filling the sky. Flames of the wildfire consume forest trees.
Large copper reserves in Arizona are mined by Caving System. Exteriors of a copper mine plant at Ray in Arizona, USA. View of the surface pit above the mine.
View of open-pit mine at Jerome in Arizona, USA. Timber of old underground mining can be seen in the sides of the pit. Loose rock barred down from steep pit walls. Sulphide ore mined by small shovels mounted on caterpillars. Light trucks haul the ore to chutes.
View of the main haulage tracks for ore cars inside a copper mine drift at Ray in Arizona, USA. The drifts branch off beneath the ore. A mine worker stands beside an ore car. Another miner climbs a ladder.
Exteriors of copper mining plants at the Inspiration Mine and Miami in Arizona. A plant in the background. Smoke stacks emit smoke. View of a mine pit cause by caving beneath it in Miami.