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Mine Tales: Operations at Silver Bell likely to continue for years

Mine Tales: Operations at Silver Bell likely to continue for years

Depressed copper prices in the 1920s and ’30s saw the eventual closure of mining operations in the Silver Bell district. The nearby Sasco smelter had shut down by 1921 and the Sasco townsite was abandoned.

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Sasco had short life as smelter town

Sasco had short life as smelter town

The Sasco smelter, as seen in 1910, processed copper ore from the Silverbell Mountains.

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Sasco had short life as smelter town

Sasco had short life as smelter town

Remnants of the ore-processing site are still visible today, including the concrete foundation of the furnace complex.

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Sasco had short life as smelter town

Sasco had short life as smelter town

One renowned but short-lived smelter town in Arizona was Sasco, an acronym for the Southern Arizona Smelting Co. that operated the nearby smelter in 1908.

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