Message #172:
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 
Subject: ASARCO Opens Mineral Discovery Center
Date: Fri, 02 May 1997 14:53:33 -0700


[ SASIG Ed. Note -- following excerpted and adapted from Arizona Geology
Vol 27 No 2, Summer, 1997, a newsletter published quarterly by the Arizona
Geological Survey.  For your own free newsletter subscription, contact:
AGS, 416 West Congress Suite 100, Tucson AZ  85701; (520) 770-3500 ]

Exhibits at the ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center, which opened in February,
explain how copper is extracted from rock and how the metal is used.  Two
20-minute movies are shown in the theater.  One focuses on metallic and
nonmetallic resources and the other features copper mining, milling, and
smelting.  Mining equipment is displayed at the center.  Admission to the
Center is free.  For a small fee visitors may take a 1-hour bus tour of the
Mission Complex, four miles to the west, and view the open-pit mine, one of
the two mills, and reclamation areas (special tours can be arranged for
educational institutions).  To get to the Mineral Discovery Center, drive
south on Interstate 19 about 15 miles from downtown Tucson's Congress
Street exit.  Take the Pima Mine Road (Exit 80) and follow the signs.  For
more information call (520) 625-7513.	-- Larry Fellows, Director, Arizona
Geological Survey