Pinal City

Name:

Ray

County:

Pinal

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

33°11′00″N 110°59′51″W / 33.18333°N 110.99750°W / 33.18333

Elevation:

2,123 ft (647 m)

Time Zone:

Mountain (NO DST) (UTC-7)

Comments:

Ray is a populated place in Pinal County, Arizona, United States; it is mostly known for the large copper mine there. It was named after the nearby Ray mine, which was begun by the Ray Copper Company in 1882, after the sister of one of the miner’s, whose name was Bullinger.

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Remarks:

The town of Kearny was founded by the Kennecott Mining Company in 1958 as a planned community to accommodate the populations of Ray, Barcelona and Sonora, which were about to be enveloped by Kennecott’s copper mine. Relocation to Kearny began in 1958.

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