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Clifton in Greenlee County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter

 
 
Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
1. Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter Marker
Inscription.  This 850-pound copper anode was one of the last anodes produced at the Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter in Hidalgo County, New Mexico from copper concentrate produced at the Morenci Mine in Arizona. The Hidalgo Smelter operated from 1976 to 1999.
Donated to the
Greenlee County Historical Society Museum
in 2006

 
Erected 2006 by Freeport – McMoran Copper & Gold.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
Location. 33° 3.356′ N, 109° 18.268′ W. Marker is in Clifton, Arizona, in Greenlee County. Marker is on Chase Creek Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 299 Chase Creek Street, Clifton AZ 85533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 15 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Eagles' Hall (a few steps from this marker); Fermin Palicio Home (a few steps from this marker); Clifton Cliff Jail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Town of Clifton (approx. 0.4 miles away); San Francisco River
Copper Anode and the Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, September 19, 2010
2. Copper Anode and the Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter Marker
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(approx. 0.7 miles away); Black Hills National Back Country Byway (approx. 3.8 miles away); Jose (Joe) M. Subia Memorial Bridge (approx. 6.3 miles away); Apache Grove (approx. 14½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clifton.
 
Regarding Phelps Dodge Hidalgo Smelter. A short definition of "anode":
The anode of a device is the terminal where current flows in from outside
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,613 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 28, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022