ASARCO’s Bus Tour of Mission Mine Complex

Nowhere else in the State of Arizona will you get a public tour of a working open-pit copper mine. On your bus tour, you’ll see how copper ore is mined in the open-pit and then you can see how it is processed in the mill to extract the copper minerals. The Mission Mine is a quarter-mile deep, two  miles from north to south, and a mile-and-three-quarters from east to west. Unfortunately, due to limited seating on the bus (38), only residents can participate, no guests. Your personalized Rancho Resort name badge must be worn to get on the bus. There will be a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse lobby. Seating is limited, so sign up. ASARCO’s bus will leave at 8:30am and be back no later than noon. For questions, contact Frank Young, at