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Old 02-13-2020, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Can someone tell me what the large mounds of dirt are that go on for miles and miles when driving down La Canada Drive or Duval Mine Road in Green Valley and I think all the way to Sahuarita, but I'm not sure about that. Is it from the copper mines?

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Old 02-14-2020, 06:12 AM
 
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Mine tailings
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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That's what I thought. I don't like that as it blocks some of the mountain views. And, dusty. Will they get even higher?
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Old 02-14-2020, 05:45 PM
 
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They probably will get higher. If you do a search on this site....lots of topics about it. The tailings go all the way to sahuarita rd/helmet peak road. The mines have been growing strong there since the 50's....they aren't going away.
Whats interesting to see are the cows and wild horses that eat the plant life growing on them. They can be seen on Helmet Peak Road in Sahuarita.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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They probably will get higher. If you do a search on this site....lots of topics about it. The tailings go all the way to sahuarita rd/helmet peak road. The mines have been growing strong there since the 50's....they aren't going away.
Whats interesting to see are the cows and wild horses that eat the plant life growing on them. They can be seen on Helmet Peak Road in Sahuarita.
Yes, I'm sure they will. Next time I'm there, I'll have to check out the cows and wild horses. Cool!

Thanks, I will do a search!
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