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Metcalf, Copper Mountain District (Clifton-Morenci District), Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

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Metcalf, Copper Mountain District, Shannon Mts, Greenlee Co., Arizona, USA

Photo: Rob Lavinsky
Latitude: 33°6'41"N
Longitude: 109°21'56"W
Metcalf is a former mining town. It is now a site covered by tailings from the Morenci Mine. The post office was established August 25, 1899 and closed May 15, 1936. The town's population during its heyday was 4000 to 5000 people. The copper mine was discovered in 1870 and was the mainstay of the town. A wood burning railroad nicknamed the "Little Emma" brought ore out of the canyon.

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Chalcopyrite
Galena
Geerite
Gerhardtite
Gold
Pyrite
var: Auriferous Pyrite

Spangolite
Sphalerite
Vanadinite


9 entries listed. 8 valid minerals.

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