Aspects of copper mining in Arizona, United States, with a focus on operation in Ajo Arizona.
Arizona United States USA Date:1939 Duration:2 min 42 sec Sound:Yes
The Crystal Palace, Bird Cage Theatre and Tombstone Epitaph office are shown, all in Tombstone Arizona. View of an abandoned silver mine. Animation on map shows marking of the main Copper producing areas of Arizona, such as Jerome, Miami, Globe, Superior, Ray, Morenci, Bisbee, and Ajo. A huge new Cornelia open pit copper mine at Ajo is seen. Churn drill at work in mining. Men in mine field give signals to each other with flags prior to blasting. Large amount of dust is blown as the blast takes place. Giant electric shovels are used to load the ore on trains. The railroad trains distribute the ore to crushers. The electric crushers concentrate the ore. A factory site is also shown.
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