Sleeping Beauty MIne
From a distance, the mountain range where this copper mining area is located resembles a sleeping woman. The turquoise this mine produces is anywhere from a chalky white to a sky blue with a clarity that can rival similar turquoise that is famous from the countries of Iran and Chile. Sleeping Beauty has become famous around the world, especially in European and Middle Eastern markets as well as with the Native American Zuni Pueblo artists in New Mexico. The open pit is located in the Globe/Miami District of Gila County, Arizona.