Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on April 15, 1961 · Page 32
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 32

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Capper Project Nears Production By JOHN t. PARKER American Smelting & Refining Company's huge Mission project, 20 miles southwest of Tucson is stripping approximately 45 million tons of overburden to expose the top layer of their low grade copper ore body. To reach the copper deposit, the company has excavated a scries of benches resembling enormous terraces. The present size of this pit is Approximately a half mile wide in any cllrectlonand 200 feet deep. The big benches serve OK a clr culnr roadway for the fleet of trucks constantly moving in and out of the mine. Che Mission project which was begun In 15)54 with a drilling program to determine the extent and value of the ore obdy, represents an investment of $43.5 million on the part of the company before any return is realized. The overburden and ore is removed from the bendhes after fargmentatlon by blasting. The broken rock is picked up by five electric powered shovels equipped with nine yard digging buckets. The shovels feed a fleet of trucks each equipped with eight drive wheels and two engines Each' truck burns 17 gallons of fuel per hour and they are work ing 24 hours per day. To keep this vast project In motion, the company has a crew of 25o men working 'round th~e" clock. In addition to stripping and removing the overburden from the ore, another crew is busy con structlng an immense tailings pond and dam to impound the tailings or waste which flows from the concentrator after the copper has been extracted from the curdc ore. The mill, now under construe lion, will be capable of handling 15,000 tons of ore per day. It is a three stage concentrator which will produce a copper flotation product ready for shipment to one M of the AS&R smelters for t-reta | ment prior to the final pure cop fj per product. The mill is-being constructed by Western Knapp Engineering which is working 500 men in mill construction, primary and secondary ore crushing plants and peripheral equipment construction. As mining operations move down into the orcbody, milling grade ore is being stockpiled adjacent to the crushing plant preliminary to beginning milling'op- erations this fall. When the project reaches full production it will employ 350 to 400 men in the mining and milling operations. R, B. Meen, formerly at the company's Silver Bell open pit operation west of Tucson, is suerintendent of the exploration project. The Mission project is just below the Pima Mine, an open pit copper mine developed by the Union 0.1L Company several years ago. Ghe Pima Mine is now concentrating 3,500 tons of ore per day. In the same area is the Banner!$ Mine 1 , an underground shaft op-|(;! oration now expanding, and the 3 Duval Sulphur operation which ft is mining 12,500 tons of copper $ ore per day from an open pitJW Nearly all of these projects have j| come into largo production in thcl$j past ten years. DAY Plans Convention The Disabled American Veterans of Arizona will hold its 40th annual state convention at the Hotel Adams April 26-29. James T. Kirskcy. Chandler, stale commander, announced that Silvestre S. Herrera, the state's only living Medal of Honor winner, will be honorary chairman. Convention plans include a banquet, a memorial service, and a ball to be held at the Thunderbird Post 41 of the American Legion, 715 S. Second Ave. The 541st Air Force band will play at opening ceremonies of the convention. Howard Horn, Phoenix, has been appointed general chairman, with Howard Hadley, Tucson, cochair- nian. K I 66 Missionaries Afraid Of Congo PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) Sixty-six missionaries are afraid to go into Central Africa "including the Congo and most areas between South Africa and the Sahara," the Dutch Reformed Church said yesterday in a statement. Lemon luice Recipe Checks Rheumatic and Arthritis Pain 1( you «u8«r rbsuomtle. »rtlirltl» or ceurltto p»ln, try M» ulraple lnoxpun»]vo bomo recipe Clint thou«nd« ar« taint. UH » can of KU-BX Compound, a U week* •upply, today. Ml* It with a quart of w»Uir •dd tn« Jglce of 4 Utnoni. Hi e»iy> No troubln «t all and pl«tt«»nt. You ne«d only 8 t»blo«poonfuU a Urow * d»y. Olien vrlu In 48 houra— dometltuo* ovurnlylu— »ploi\ did roBulla »r« obuloed. J( I ho p»ln» d not quickly Love »ud if you do not fw better, roturu IU« empty c«u »ud KU-L, will co»t you notliluif. You »ro the M BU-EX 1. sold by your druif KU»r»utw. Over 6 uulllo wuudvriuJ miulu. AJJ V on » towwy b»rk 4. 1'cwl The state hifihway department yesterday opened bids on $2,190,333 worth of road construction. Hal Perry Contractors, Phoenix, submitted the low bid of $233724.10 on paving Scottsdale Road from Teddy Lane to Bell Road and pavinR Bell Road from 44th Street cast for 3:5 miles. Western Constructors, Inc., Phoenix, was low bidder at $9%,318.70 on grading and paving 10 miles of U.S. 6(56 starting 5 miles southwest of St. Johns and extending toward Springerville. Fisher Contracting Co., Phoenix, submitted the low bid of $865,947 on grading and paving 6.5 miles of U.S. 66 starting northeast of Peach Springs and American Smelting And Refining Co.'s Mission Pit Mill Construction Is Shown In Background Bids Opened On Road Jobs Worth $2,190,333 The Arizona Republic 19 Phoenix, Sat., April IS, I9«l NOW GOING ONI ©lift ANNUAL 1 e SALE $«• Ail 0» Murnry extending toward Seligman over) a partially new alignment. Peter Klewit Sons, Phoenix,) was low bidder at $94,343.20 on replacing the Chuichu - Olberg highway bridge. Ottawa Elections To Show Trend OTTAWA (AP)-F our by-elections set fo» May 29 to fill vacancies in Parliament are expected to give a nationwide sampling of political trends. The Conservative Party now has 202 of the 265 seats. The vacancies—all in Conservative constituencies—are in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick and Prirfce Edward Island. HE RE-GREW HAIR Before After FREE HAIR CLINIC SEE OUR AD IN TODAY'S SPORTS SECTION BERRIDGE • '' i • * ,1 :*• ' • /•' 1651 E. Camelback Phone AM 6-5674 SAVE A SOCKFUL DURING OUR SHOE INVENTORY REDUCTION SALE MEN'S COWBOY BOOTS Sim * te 12 $18.95 NOW.... Gtnulne Leather MEN'S WELLINGTON BOOTS Size 5 to 12 t $14.98 9 fh U t Soles—Steel NOW .... Arch— Goodyear Welts Ladies' CASUALS Re«. $4.»§, «.«» pair or CHILDREN'S SHOES R«s. I4.»l, 11.11 Pilr er Men's CANVAS SHOES $?.»• Pair, or 9 4^ Pair Men's Slippers ............ '2,98 Men's Work Shoes BS: I,7; LOW Cuti '5,98 Summer Sandals FOR ALL THE FAMILY Men's Women's Children's 52.98 C Gpen 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. UT-RATE SHOE 512 NORTH 35th AVENUE Acro»» 35*h Av«.. from Weitdale Shopping Center S NOW AT 4040 NORTH CENTRAL • ROAD Open Monday and Thursday 9 a.m. fo 9 p.m. Tuoiday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 9-5 Over 25,000 families en/oy D-H. appliances while they pay . . . how about you? We hope you are one of the 25,000 D-H families enjoying the comfort and convenience good furniture brings, while making small budget-easy payments . . . up to 100 weeks to pay. If not... open o budget or 30-day account. I 1 1 i feS B wrong city! A dull shipping clerk put 75 Double Door, Frost Free Philco Refrigerators on the wrong train. They arrived in Phoenix by mistake. Dorris-Heyman met them at the station, bought the lot... saved Philco's face ... SQV6S yOU $ 14V 5 INCLUDES DELIVERY, INSTALLATION AND ONE YEAR FREE SERVICE USUALLY 399.95 NO TRADE-IN FOR A 2-1IOOR FROST FREE AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATOR - FREEZER We don't want them . . . w» don't want them . . '. they're too much for us! Who needs 75 extra 12 cubic feet, Double Door, Frost Free Philco Refrigerators? Not Dorris-Heyman. We bought them as a favor to famous Philco. Of course we had our tongue in our cheek when we signed the check. Could be we had in mind saving you, our dear customer, a fat little old $141.95. Sounds like robbing Peter to pay Paul. Not so! We love Philco. But we lova you Mor-r-r-re! Come in and touch these lovely boxes. They're decor matched for color-conscious housewives . . . white, pink, yellow, turquoise, copper. Money? Dorris-Heyman has a way of making your payments seem painless . . . Only $12 per month. Look into your old refrigerator. Can you afford much longer to get along without frost free? Right-hand door only. Appliances, second floor ONLY $12 A MONTH WHEN YOU BUDGET YOUR PURCHASE orrtf - 12 Cu, Ft. "No Frost" 2*dr, Philco Automatic Refrigerator«Freezer Separate Freezer holds 86 pounds Lifetime Porcelain Twin Crispers Deluxe Dairy Bar Storage Door Butter and cheese Keeper, 2 egg racks Sorry, NO PHONE OR MAIL ORDERS, PLEASE ENTER OUR FREE PARKING AREA IN REAR FROM NORTH CENTRAL OR FIRST AVENUE V Clf 0«3S11

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