The Lavender Pit
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member leadhiker
N 31° 26.152 W 109° 54.028
12R E 604490 N 3478431
Quick Description: The Lavender Pit is part of the Copper Queen Mine, run by the Phelps Dodge Corporation from 1879 to 1975. The abandoned pit covers 300 acres, is 950 feet deep, and is a result of the removal of 351 million tons of material.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 5/13/2010 6:29:57 PM
Waymark Code: WM8V1H
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 8

Long Description:
Inscription.

This open pit mine is named
The Lavender Pit
In honor of
Harrison M. Lavender
1890 – 1952

Who as vice president and general manager of Phelps Dodge Corporation conceived and carried out this plan for making the hitherto unprofitable low grade copper bearing rock of the area into a commercial copper producing ore.
His dynamic leadership, his comprehensive knowledge of all phases of mining will continue to be an inspiration to his fellow engineers.
Marker Name: The Lavender Pit

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Cochise

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
unknown


Year placed: 1954

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