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: 10
Average Price: $84,570
Highest Price: $275,000
Lowest Price: $19,000

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Listings in Hurley, NM

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Secluded, Clean 3b/2ba With Dual Pane Windows, ...

$56,500 Active 12457 Highway 180 E, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Acres
  • 980 ft²

Residential

Secluded, Clean 3b/2ba With Dual Pane Windows, Fresh Paint, Carpet And Wonderful Views Of The Geronimos. Fenced Yard, Garden Area, Updated 2 Tank Septic System And Pad For Rv. A Nice Spot To Build Your Dream Home Or Put In Manufactured Home.

MLS® #33797
Courtesy of RE/MAX Silver Advantage

Price Reduced On This Fixer Upper. The "bones" ...

$19,000 Active 309 D Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 754 ft²

Residential

Price Reduced On This Fixer Upper. The "bones" Of This Home Exist To Give Your Remodel A Good Basis For Your Creative Ideas. Potential Here For Rebuilding This Structure Into A Home! Situated On A Large, Fenced Lot With Garage/workshop In Back Yard. With...

MLS® #35118
Courtesy of RE/MAX Silver Advantage

Cute Bungalow Home. With 2bd 2bth. Great Spot N...

$79,000 Active 708 Lusk Street, Bayard, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.14 Acres
  • 1,247 ft²

Residential

Cute Bungalow Home. With 2bd 2bth. Great Spot Near Schools And Big Back Yard. Home Has Separate Dinning Room And Great Big Laundry Room. Parking In The Back Yard And Carport In The Front. Home Is Being Sold As-is Sellers Want It Sold.

MLS® #35380
Courtesy of Arias Links Realty

This Home Sits On A Large Corner Lot. Chain Lin...

$94,500 Under Contract 11 Pattie, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 1,840 ft²

Residential

This Home Sits On A Large Corner Lot. Chain Link Fence. Garage And Carport. Sun Room Big Enough For A Pool Table. Three Nice Sized Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms. Large Newer Walk-in Tiled Shower For Master Bedroom. Den With Fireplace, Large Dining Area, Lots Of...

MLS® #35386
Courtesy of Wagon Wheel Realty

Great Location In Bayard!! Two Bedroom, One Ba...

$110,000 Active 109 N Franey Street, Bayard, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.17 Acres
  • 1,226 ft²

Residential

Great Location In Bayard!! Two Bedroom, One Bath Home With Upgrades Including New Flooring, New Kitchen Cabinets, New Carpet, Paint And Updated Front Porch. Lots Of Parking Including An Oversized 2 Car Carport And Storage Buildings, One Can Be Used As A Gu...

MLS® #35692
Courtesy of Enchantment Realty

Affordable! Spacious One-story* Two Living Spac...

$47,900 Active 103 Nevada Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 1,900 ft²

Residential

Affordable! Spacious One-story* Two Living Spaces* Large Kitchen W/plenty Of Counter/cabinet Space* Separate Dining* Good Size Lot* Easy Access To Highway, Schools & Nearby Grant County Airport. City Amenities Within A Few Miles Including Shopping/dining &...

MLS® #35895
Courtesy of Platinum Realty Group

Affordable! Copper Country One-story. Good Size...

$34,900 Active 312 Nevada Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.15 Acres
  • 1,225 ft²

Residential

Affordable! Copper Country One-story. Good Size Lot* Established Neighborhood* Easy Access To Highway, Schools & Nearby Grant County Airport. City Amenities Within A Few Miles Including Shopping, Dining & Medical Facilities.

MLS® #36006
Courtesy of Platinum Realty Group

Spacious Fenced Corner Lot And Upgraded Home An...

$89,000 Active 111 W C Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,736 ft²

Residential

Spacious Fenced Corner Lot And Upgraded Home And Private Yard. Vaulted Ceiling And Skylight In The Living Room And Kitchen, Central Heating, Multiple Outdoor Living Areas And Detached 13' X 36" Casita.

MLS® #36014
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

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