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H-Ajo

"An aerial view of the New Cornelia Branch in September 1956 shows its entire landscape of production: the open-pit mine, concentrator, and smelter.

"Historic laboratory interior at the New Cornelia Copper Company in Ajo."
 

"A steam shovel loads ore at the New Cornelia Copper Company in Ajo, one of the major mine properties Phelps Dodge acquired during the depression decade.

A steam shovel loads ore at the New Cornelia Copper Company in Ajo, one of the major mine properties Phelps Dodge acquired during the depression decade.

Richard Holt was a cook at the Ajo mine when this picture was taken in 1915. Born in Charlotte, NC, Richard cane to Tucson in 1884 as a U.S. Army soldier attached to the 10th Cavalry, troop E.