Swansea, AZ

Swansea, Arizona

Swansea is located in the middle of nowhere. The copper mining camp was founded in 1907, when the Arizona and California Railroad was completed. Before this time, only little mining activities took place due to the high costs of transporting ore from such a remote place.

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Swansea, Arizona

George Mitchell, a metallurgist and the principal promoter for the mining company, named the community Swansea for his hometown in Wales.

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Swansea, Arizona

A row of quarters for single miners stands out in the desert.

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Swansea, Arizona

Ruins of a reverberatory furnace where high quality copper was made.

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