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: 6
Average Price: $103,217
Highest Price: $200,000
Lowest Price: $59,000

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Listings in Hurley, NM

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Big, Beautiful Home In Hurley. Home Has 5 Bedro...

$200,000 Active 312 Anza Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 5 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 1,698 ft²


Big, Beautiful Home In Hurley. Home Has 5 Bedrooms One Could Be An Office Or Study But Has A Closet For Another Bedroom If The 5th One Is Needed. Fully Fenced In Yard With Multiple Raised Flower Beds. Home Features A Beautiful Sunroom Just Off The Kitchen A...

MLS® #39114
Courtesy of Home Town Real Estate

This Home Has Had Tender Loving Care And Lots O...

$134,900 Active 207 D Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,432 ft²


This Home Has Had Tender Loving Care And Lots Of Updating Over The Years. There Are Two Large Bedrooms And A Three Quarter Guest Bath On The Hallway. The Primary Bedroom Has A Three Quarter Bath; Both Baths Have Tiled Showers And Floors. The Country Kitc...

MLS® #39088
Courtesy of Wagon Wheel Realty

Vintage 1930's Hurley Home With Spacious Lot & ...

$75,500 Under Contract 104 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 842 ft²


Vintage 1930's Hurley Home With Spacious Lot & Garage/outbuilding. All City Utilities, And Room For Expansion. Hardwood Floors, Metal Roof, And Added-on Family Room. This Cute Place Is Just Waiting For Its Next Owner To Add New Finishing Touches. Lots Of ...

MLS® #38936
Courtesy of Smith Real Estate & Prop. Mgmt.

Large Contemporary Home In Hurley Nm This Four...

$74,900 Active 315 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 2,268 ft²


Large Contemporary Home In Hurley Nm This Four Bedroom Home Two Bath Home. This Home Is An Excellent Opportunity For Buyers. Call Today To See This Property

MLS® #39128
Courtesy of Thompson Realty PC

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