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Morenci mine
Initially underground, Morenci started open-pit mining in 1937. This 1942 image shows the beginning stages of what has become one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines.

Initially underground, Morenci started open-pit mining in 1937. This 1942 image shows the beginning stages of what has become one of the world’s largest open pit copper mines.