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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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AMIGOS

The state of Arizona depends on a healthy mining industry. As a part of AMIGOS, you are investing in the future of mining in Arizona. AMIGOS provides a strong voice on behalf of mining and industry. Together, we do make a difference - a big difference.

The economy of the state of Arizona depends on a healthy mining industry. Tens of thousands of our fellow citizens depend on the industry for high-paying jobs. As a part of AMIGOS, you are investing in the future of mining in Arizona. AMIGOS provides a strong voice on behalf of mining and industry. Together, we do make a difference - a big difference.

AMIGOS is an important collection of firms spanning the northern hemisphere; from New Jersey and South Carolina, up to our Canadian neighbors in British Columbia, and across the United States to California and Texas. Although most are headquartered in Arizona, our members can be found in more than twenty states!

Our members represent the best in Arizona business, and include heavy equipment firms, machinery suppliers, metal recyclers, construction companies, banks, manufacturers, transportation firms, tire dealers, chemical companies, engineering firms, insurance firms - a wide spectrum of the business community. As suppliers to the mines and other industry in Arizona, AMIGOS members have the ability to serve most industrial needs in this state and in neighboring states.

For almost forty years, AMIGOS has worked to provide a better business environment for mining.

Superior, AZ

Gold Canyon Embroidery & Boutique

Embroidery & Boutique, Direct To Garment Printing, Dye Sublimation Printing, Wide Format Printing, Southwest Designs, Corporate Wear, Leisure Wear, Baseball Caps, Tee Shirts, Golf Shirts, Hunting/Tactical/Pocketknives, Logo's Digitized, Quality, Courteous, FAST Service. Celebrating 13 Years serving the East Valley out of Gold Canyon.

Gold Canyon, AZ

Triplet Mountain Communcations, INC

High speed Internet Services, ISP/Transport Service Provider

Peridot, AZ
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