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: $107,086
Highest Price: $230,000
Lowest Price: $49,500

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Listings in Hurley, NM

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Beautiful Setting And Set Up Of This Well Kept ...

$230,000 Under Contract 187 Airport Road, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2.02 Acres
  • 2,260 ft²

Residential

Beautiful Setting And Set Up Of This Well Kept And Maintained Manufactured Multi Wide Home On 2 Acres. Beautiful Morning And Evening Views! Large 4 Bedroom 2bath Home Is Ready For Your Family. Large 40x50 Barn Has Been Modified To Accommodate Another Living...

MLS® #37570
Courtesy of My Real Estate Company

Older Home On Two Acres. Barn And Fenced In Lot...

$129,690 Active 1316 Ridge Rd, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2.02 Acres
  • 2,019 ft²

Residential

Older Home On Two Acres. Barn And Fenced In Lot Could Keep Horse Or Farm Animals. House In Need Of Repairs.

MLS® #37496
Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Silver City

This Fantastic Hurley Home Has Everything! 3 Be...

$109,000 Active 314 Anza Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,224 ft²

Residential

This Fantastic Hurley Home Has Everything! 3 Bed 2 Bath, Newer Metal Roof And Forced Air Furnace, Workshop With 220 Volt Power, Carport, Rv Access, Beautiful Yard And Garden, Plus A Wired And Finished Building That Could Be On Office, Studio Or Craft Room. ...

MLS® #37521
Courtesy of Hacienda Realty

Cute Home In Hurley. Two Large Bedrooms, Two Ba...

$95,000 Under Contract 1 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,612 ft²

Residential

Cute Home In Hurley. Two Large Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms And A Large Fenced Yard. Newly Remodeled Kitchen, Dining Room And Master Bath. Located On Corner Lot, With Two Storage Sheds.

MLS® #37557
Courtesy of Enchantment Realty

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

Nice And Clean, And Cute! Newly Updated Paint A...

$79,500 Under Contract 411 Cortez Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.34 Acres
  • 1,267 ft²

Residential

Nice And Clean, And Cute! Newly Updated Paint And Flooring Throughout In This Classic Hurley Home. Hardwood Floors In Lr. New 200 Amp Electric Service. Over-sized One-third Acre Lot With Front And Back-alley Access. Includes Large Storage/workshop Buildi...

MLS® #37406
Courtesy of Smith Real Estate & Prop. Mgmt.

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® #37389
Courtesy of United Country Mimbres Realty

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! "as Is" - Bring Us An Offer!

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

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