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The Lavender Pit

THIS OPEN PIT MINE IS NAMED 


THE LAVENDER PIT 
IN HONOR OF 


HARRISON M. LAVENDER 
1890 - 1952 


WHO AS VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL 
MANAGER OF PHELPS DODGE CORPORATION CONCEIVED 
AND CARRIED OUT THIS PLAN FOR MAKING THE 
HITHERTO UNPROFITABLE LOW GRADE COPPER 
BEARING ROCK OF THIS AREA INTO COMMERCIAL 
COPPER PRODUCING ORE. 

HIS DYNAMIC LEADERSHIP, HIS COMPREHENSIVE 
KNOWLEDGE OF ALL PHASES OF MINING WILL 
CONTINUE TO BE AN INSPIRATION TO HIS 
FELLOW ENGINEERS. 

DEDICATED AUGUST 7, 1954

Submitted by @imageryan.

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