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: 4
Average Price: $95,125
Highest Price: $139,000
Lowest Price: $65,000

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Listings in Hurley, NM

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Charming Home In The Mining District. Beautiful...

$139,000 Under Contract 103 B Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,378 ft²


Charming Home In The Mining District. Beautiful Kitchen And Large Open Living Areas. Bathed In Natural Light Tiled Showers And Floors In Bathrooms Are Just A Few Of The Upgraded Features. Xeriscaped Landscaped Front Yard Add To The Southwest Vibe Of This Pr...

MLS® #39500
Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Silver City

Back On Market Due To Buyer Unable To Obtain Fi...

$89,000 Under Contract 4 Elguea Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 1 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 768 ft²


Back On Market Due To Buyer Unable To Obtain Financing! Fantastic One Bedroom Bungalow With Upgrades. Original Hardwood Floors In The Living Area And Master Bedroom Ensuite. That Includes A Large Walk In Closet. The Home Has An Open Kitchen With Newer Cabin...

MLS® #39384
Courtesy of Silver Advantage Real Estate

Affordable Living In Hurley! Almost At The End ...

$87,500 Active 4 Nevada, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 840 ft²


Affordable Living In Hurley! Almost At The End Of A Very Quiet Street, This 2 Br Mobile Home Sits On A Large Fenced Lot With Storage Building. Metal Ramp Access. The Living Room Boasts A Real Cork Floor! Open Floor Plan, Easy Living, + Seller-financing!

MLS® #39396
Courtesy of Smith Real Estate & Prop. Mgmt.

Fixer Upper! Home Is A Shell Ready For Your Ide...

$65,000 Active 110 B Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 0.22 Acres
  • 1,729 ft²


Fixer Upper! Home Is A Shell Ready For Your Ideas And Modification. Has The Potential To Be A 3 Bedroom 1 Bath. Home Has New Roof, Windows, Doors And Stucco. Please Call For More Information Or To Take A Look.

MLS® #39502
Courtesy of Ruth Seawolf & Associates, LLC Real Estate

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