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: $89,583
Highest Price: $150,000
Lowest Price: $49,500

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Listings in Hurley, NM

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Seller Will Assist With Up To $5,000.00 In Clos...

$150,000 Active 315 Romero Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,409 ft²

Residential

Seller Will Assist With Up To $5,000.00 In Closing Costs!! Stunning Remodel ! Beautifully Appointed Master Bedroom Ensuite Features Modern Sliding Door, Oversized Shower Head, New Tile, Vanity/fixtures, Lighting Fixtures And Ceiling Fans Throughout The Home...

MLS® #37220
Courtesy of Hometown Real Estate

This Spacious Property Offers 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bat...

$99,000 Under Contract 316 Anza Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.54 Acres
  • 1,728 ft²

Residential

This Spacious Property Offers 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Living Room With Rock Fireplace, Large Kitchen, Formal Dining Room, Huge Laundry Room, Fenced Yard, Landscaping, Workshop, Carport With Off Street Parking Plus An Additional Lot Adjacent To The House. Plen...

MLS® #36466
Courtesy of RE/MAX Silver Advantage

This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home In Hurley Has Been ...

$89,000 Active 215 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,221 ft²

Residential

This 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath Home In Hurley Has Been Updated With Beautiful Oak Cabinets And Laminate Floor In Kitchen, Comes With All Appliances, Spacious Fenced Yard With Lots Of Plantings, Pecan Apple And Apricot Trees, And Two Detached Garages. One Garage Has...

MLS® #37262
Courtesy of RE/MAX Silver Advantage

Spacious Fenced Corner Lot And Upgraded Home An...

$75,000 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. Sold "as Is"

MLS® #36014
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

Cute And Cozy Home With 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Feat...

$75,000 Active 115 Santa Rita Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,133 ft²

Residential

Cute And Cozy Home With 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath Featuring Beautiful Hardwood Floors, Spacious Kitchen, And Landry Room. Covered Front Porch To Enjoy, Fenced Yard Plus A 2 Car Detached Garage. Some Large Trees To Provide Shade. This Home Is Ready For Your Pers...

MLS® #36895
Courtesy of RE/MAX Silver Advantage

Cute Fixer-upper On Large Fenced Lot In Hurley....

$49,500 Active 104 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 842 ft²

Residential

Cute Fixer-upper On Large Fenced Lot In Hurley. Quiet Neighborhood. Garage/workshop In Back. Lots Of Potential Here, And Priced To Sell!

MLS® #37189
Courtesy of Smith Real Estate & Prop. Mgmt.

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