Hurley, NM

Early in the 1800s, the Spanish found out about the copper that lay beneath the rock formation now known as the Kneeling Nun from the Apache Indians. A fort, Santa Rita Del Cobre, was established to protect the miners that were brought in from Mexico to work in the mines. The ore was then sent by mule train to Mexico. Over the years, several mining companies continued vertical shaft mining until the ore was deemed to be too low in copper content to maintain their operations.


In 1910, open pit mining was introduced to the area by John Murchison Sully to the Chino/Kennecott Mining Company. Take Hwy 152 east of Silver City to view the 1500 ft. deep and 1.5 miles across Chino Mining pit - one of the largest of its kind in the world.


The entire town of Hurley was then constructed by the Chino Mining Company. One of the earliest buildings, built in 1910, was the wooden company store which can still be seen on Cortez Ave. In 1912, the adjacent brick building was added. It housed the payroll department and the new mercantile store which remained open until the mid-1970's.


In 1939, the smelter and the first stack (500 ft.) were built. The second stack (625 ft.), was erected in 1967. The smelter was shut down in 2002 and most of its buildings removed in 2006-2007. The stacks, once the area's most recognizable landmarks, were taken down on June 5th, 2007.


Today, Chino, now the Freeport McMoran Copper and Gold Company, continues to produce copper through the electro-winning process. The tailings of the original mine are being leached with a combination of sulphuric acid and water and the results sent to a processing plant to create copper cathodes which are shipped world-wide.


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Statistics (residential)

Total Listings: 7
Average Price: $90,786
Highest Price: $143,000
Lowest Price: $49,500

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Listings in Hurley, NM

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Drastic Price Reduction: An Absolutely Gorgeous...

$143,000 Active 618 Lusk Street, Bayard, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.13 Acres
  • 736 ft²

Residential

Drastic Price Reduction: An Absolutely Gorgeous Remodel. This 2 Bd 1 Bth Home Has Been Totally Re Done. Beautiful Vinyl Dark Wood Floors Throughout The Home Giving This Home A Wide Open Feel. The Kitchen Features A Large Island With Lots Of Countertop Spa...

MLS® #38576
Courtesy of Home Town Real Estate

Stunning Remodeled Hurley Home. 3bd 2ba Situate...

$105,000 Under Contract 303 A Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,317 ft²

Residential

Stunning Remodeled Hurley Home. 3bd 2ba Situated On A Big Lot. Large Fenced With A One Car Detached Garage With Storage. Updated Bathrooms With Tiled Shower. Owner Recently Had Installed A New Metal Roof Installed In 2016. This House Has Been Well Cared ...

MLS® #38647
Courtesy of Enchantment Realty

Great Bungalow Style Home With 2 Bedroom A Jack...

$85,000 Active 202 Aztec Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 720 ft²

Residential

Great Bungalow Style Home With 2 Bedroom A Jack And Jill Bathroom, Eat In Kitchen And Cozy Living Room. This Home Has A Huge Lot , Over Half An Acre Of Land 2 Car Carport, Driving Access To The Back Yard And A Huge Shed. This Home Has Been Upgraded With So...

MLS® #38242
Courtesy of Home Town Real Estate

Cute 2bd/1ba Bungalow On Large Lot In Hurley. E...

$73,000 Active 104 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 842 ft²

Residential

Cute 2bd/1ba Bungalow On Large Lot In Hurley. Exterior Repaired And Painted. New Metal Roof, Original Hardwood Flooring. Original Retro Features In The Kitchen. Great Enclosed Patio Out The Backdoor. Garage/storage/shop Out Back. This Quaint Home Just Needs...

MLS® #38674
Courtesy of Silver Advantage Real Estate

Well Kept Comfortable Home. Move In Ready, All ...

$70,000 Under Contract 316 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.23 Acres
  • 792 ft²

Residential

Well Kept Comfortable Home. Move In Ready, All Appliances And Furnishings Convey! Fenced Yard With A Nice Storage Shed/workshop In The Back Yard Come Take A Look!

MLS® #38648
Courtesy of Enchantment Realty

Single Wide Mobile Home 16x80 With 2 Small Addi...

$49,500 Under Contract 35 Lea Drive, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.24 Acres
  • 1,400 ft²

Residential

Single Wide Mobile Home 16x80 With 2 Small Additions. Large Lot All Fenced, Storage Shed, View Of The Bluffs In Back. Nice Block Patio On The Side. Master Suite With Large Bathroom: Soaking Tub, Separate Shower, Double Sinks. Needs Some Work But Worth T...

MLS® #38597
Courtesy of Wagon Wheel Realty

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