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: 5
Average Price: $97,560
Highest Price: $150,000
Lowest Price: $72,800

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Listings in Hurley, NM

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Well Taken Care Of Home. 2bd 2bth Home With A M...

$150,000 Active 15 Romero Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.25 Acres
  • 1,299 ft²


Well Taken Care Of Home. 2bd 2bth Home With A Metal Roof! Huge Kitchen With Big Windows And Eat In Area, Lots Of Counter Space. Nice Laundry Room With High Ceilings And A Wall Of Storage. Closets Are Deep With Shelves In Both Bedrooms. Master Bath Has So M...

MLS® #38490
Courtesy of Hometown Real Estate

Adorable Home - Drive Through Access For Your R...

$105,000 Active 03 Pattie Avenue, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,358 ft²


Adorable Home - Drive Through Access For Your Rv - Carport, Storm Cellar In Back Yard. Country Kitchen With Eating Area In Kitchen Plus A Dining Room/living Room Combo, Spacious Bedrooms, Home Was Renovated 2-3 Years Ago With Upgraded Electrical And Plumb...

MLS® #38552
Courtesy of Silver Advantage Real Estate

Great Bungalow Style Home With 2 Bedroom A Jack...

$85,000 Active 202 Aztec Street, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 720 ft²


Great Bungalow Style Home With 2 Bedroom A Jack And Jill Bathroom, Eat In Kitchen And Cozy Living Room. This Home Has A Huge Lot , Over Half An Acre Of Land 2 Car Carport, Driving Access To The Back Yard And A Huge Shed. This Home Has Been Upgraded With So...

MLS® #38242
Courtesy of Hometown Real Estate

Cute 1114 Sq Ft 2 Br In Hurley Nm, Beautiful Ha...

$72,800 Active 214 Romero St, Hurley, New Mexico
  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 0.26 Acres
  • 1,114 ft²


Cute 1114 Sq Ft 2 Br In Hurley Nm, Beautiful Hardwood And Tile Floors Throughout. Freshly Painted Interior. Almost A Third Acre Of Flat Usable Lot, Detached Garage/storage/shop. Assessor Lists As 2 Br, (seller Likes To Think Of It As 3br, But Access To 3rd ...

MLS® #38329
Courtesy of Keystone Real Estate & Rentals

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