Copper Mine Tour, ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center Tucson

Copper Mine Tour, ASARCO Mineral Discovery Center Tucson

Copper mine tour at the ASARCO Mission Mine and Mineral Discovery Center in Pima county Arizona.The mission mine is an open pit copper mine 18 miles south of Tucson Az. That produces both copper and silver. It is 2.5 by 1.5 miles long and 1,200 feet deep. The discovery Center is a both an indoor and outdoor mining museum that also offers tours of the mine and the copper mill. The mill grinds the copper ore into a powder and then the copper is separated from the ore by a froth flotation process. The large spinning drums in the mill are ball mills. The ore feeds into the drums and is spun with 3 inch steel balls that are lifted by the rotating walls and then dropped onto the ore.

Video taken with an iPhone 4s and GoPro Hero 3+

My YouTube channel

Subscribe to the Captmoonbeam channel

Social Media


  1. Sandra Elizondo on June 30, 2022 at 10:23 pm

    Great video! The Discovery Center now has an even bigger Haul Truck on display, the Komatsu 830 E.

  2. Greg Silverado on June 30, 2022 at 10:47 pm

    I have picture of a woman sent by text naked at the red fence there. Have to say it wasn’t half bad and she had a nice body too

  3. Logan Gomez on June 30, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Very depressing.

  4. Jace Malone on June 30, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    My grandpa Bruce Malone was mine manager there for 2 years and was manager at many other mines with asarco

  5. nightfall22 on June 30, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Great video brother! Those trucks are huge! Would love to see that in person 

Leave a Comment