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: 8
Average Price: $106,488
Highest Price: $225,000
Lowest Price: $52,500

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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

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

Charming 2bd/1ba Hurley Home On Over-sized Lot....

$52,500 Under Contract 401 Santa Rita Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.34 Acres
  • 1,045 ft²

Residential

Charming 2bd/1ba Hurley Home On Over-sized Lot. New Covered Front Deck, Newer Roof And Wood Floors Throughout This Affordably Priced Property. Fenced Yard And New Front Steps. Bonus Room Off The Front Bedroom Could Be An Office.

MLS® #36084
Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Silver City

Beautiful Remodeled Home. 2bd/ 2ba . Wood F...

$99,900 Active 311 Anza Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 1,132 ft²

Residential

Beautiful Remodeled Home. 2bd/ 2ba . Wood Floors, New Windows, New Plumbing. Beautiful Custom Made Closet Doors For Bedrooms. Wonderful Open Floor Plan For Living Area And Kitchen. Private Deck Off The Back Door. Fenced Yard And Detached Garage. Must...

MLS® #36098
Courtesy of Arias Links Realty

Fantastic Live/work Space Just Off Us Highway 1...

$85,000 Active 120 N Hurley Road, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 1 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.33 Acres
  • 4,732 ft²

Residential

Fantastic Live/work Space Just Off Us Highway 180 East. Formally A Grocery Store And Bar, A Third Of The Building Has Been Converted Into A Living Space, While The Rest Of The Structure Offers Large Rooms For Retail/studio/workshop And/or Warehousing. The C...

MLS® #36221
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

Charming Brick Home With 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, T...

$134,000 Active 204 Romero Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,540 ft²

Residential

Charming Brick Home With 3 Bedrooms 2 Baths, Tall Shade Trees And Large Fenced Yard. Intriguing Entry Leads To Spacious Living Area With Fireplace Insert. Hardwood Floors Throughout Are Just Part Of The Character Of This Home. Dining Room Features A Lar...

MLS® #36251
Courtesy of RE/MAX Silver Advantage

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