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hiking & Trails in Superior

Superior began as a mining town with the Hub Mine claim in 1875 filed by W. Tuttle and the Irene Mine claim filed by P. Swain in 1876. These claims, together, became known as the Silver Queen Mine and by 1910 were owned by Colonel Boyce Thompson and renamed the Magma Copper Company. They had followed the opening, in 1875, of the famous, nearby, Silver King Mine founded by Mason, Long, Copeland and Regan that brought prospecting to the area.

The History of superior arizona

The magma smelter In 1914

Superior narrowly avoided becoming a ghost town when the Silver Queen and Silver King Mines were impacted by the change in the U.S. monetary standard in 1893 with the devaluation of silver from $1.50 to $.20 per ounce. This change from silver to gold killed many of the West’s silver mines. Fortunately, the miners looking for silver and gold also found copper, and with the founding of the Magma Copper Company, Superior continued to thrive. For 86 years, the Magma pulled copper and silver out of Superior’s mountains.

the locals favorite trails

Superior to claypool tunnel

Legends of Superior Trails (LOST): Superior to Claypool Tunnel is a 4.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.
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Globe Copper Mine Trail

Globe Copper Mine Trail is a 11.4 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Superior, Arizona that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
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Southwest Exploration Services

Effective hydro or mineral production solutions require access to relevant, timely and accurate data. If you need to make important decisions based on geophysical data and require assistance analyzing or identifying information, the wireline logging and well logging technology of Southwest Exploration Services LLC is the best choice.

Southwest Exploration Services has the required experience and leading-edge technology that will assist you in arriving at the proper decisions. Owner, Kevin Mitchell, began his geophysical career searching for man-made infiltration tunnels in South Korea. For the past two decades, he and his team have successfully served commercial interests in the Southwestern United States employing the latest wireline logging and well logging technologies in the field

Chandler, AZ

Western Industrial

Western Industrial Resources Corporation (WIRC) was founded in 1996 in Mesa, Arizona. WIRC is a full service industrial general contractor servicing the mining, power and gas industries.

Our company’s safety culture comes first.  We have a strong focus on training, accountability and the celebration of employees who make great safety decisions.

We take pride in our work and if something doesn’t meet your expectations, we will make it right.

Apache Junction, AZ

Bruzzi Vineyard

 

Welcome to Bruzzi Vineyard

Bruzzi Vineyard is located in scenic and historic Young, Arizona. We are the first vineyard in Gila County and our grapes are expertly crafted into some of the finest wines in the state. Explore our exceptional wines and local farm products at our tasting room and farm stand here at the vineyard!

Our newest location is located in beautiful Superior, Arizona featuring an intimate wine boutique and a world class art gallery!

Superior, AZ
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