Historical display pays tribute to the smelter’s cultural significance in the Superior community

Superior, Ariz. — (November 2, 2018)

In collaboration with Resolution Copper, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is hosting a temporary multimedia exhibition to coincide with the removal of the last buildings and structures of the historic Magma Copper Company smelter at Superior. The 6-month exhibition honors the Magma Copper smelter’s cultural significance as a landmark in the community, its place in Superior’s mining history and the generations of local families connected to it.

The exhibition, titled Images to Remember: The Magma Copper Company Smelter at Superior, consists of large reproductions of historic and recent photographs, a video display, maps and construction drawings of the historic smelter complex. The exhibition is installed in the Benson House at the Arboretum and will be open to the public free of charge from November 20, 2018, through May 20, 2019, during scheduled business hours (Fall-Winter hours: Monday-Sunday, 8 am to 5 pm, October thru April).

Images to Remember: The Magma Copper Company Smelter at Superior was made possible by a cooperative agreement between Resolution Copper and Boyce Thompson Arboretum. The exhibit was curated and installed by WestLand Resources, Inc. of Tucson.

For more information on Boyce Thompson Arboretum, please visit www.btarboretum.org or call (602) 827-3000.

About Resolution Copper

The Resolution Copper Project is operated by Resolution Copper Mining, which is a limited liability company owned 55 percent by Resolution Copper Company (a Rio Tinto PLC subsidiary) and 45 percent by BHP Copper Inc. (a BHP Billiton PLC subsidiary).


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