Southern Arizona Sights

New Cornelia Open Pit Mine Lookout Point

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

Published 11/18/2015

Fodor's Review

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 visitor center, where there's a 30-minute film about mining. The lookout point is always "open," but the visitor center's hours are sporadic. The mine is about a mile southwest of the plaza; take La Mina Road or Estrella Road to Indian Village Road.

Sight Information


Indian Village Rd., Ajo, Arizona, 85321, USA

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Typically Wed.–Sat. 11–3, but call ahead

Published 11/18/2015


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