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Southern Arizona Sights

New Cornelia Open Pit Mine Lookout Point

  • Indian Village Rd. Map It
  • Ajo
  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Updated 05/22/2014

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You get an expansive view of Ajo's ugly gash of an open-pit mine, almost 2 miles wide, from the New Cornelia Open Pit Mine Lookout Point. Some of the abandoned equipment remains in the pit, and mining operations are diagrammed at the volunteer-run visitors' center, where there's a 30-minute film about mining. The mine is always "open," but the visitor's center hours are sporadic. The mine is about a mile southwest of the plaza; take La Mina Road or Estrella Road to Indian Village Road.

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Indian Village Rd., Ajo, Arizona, 85321, United States

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Updated 05/22/2014


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