The copper has long been worked out but the town has flourished as both a tourist attraction and a popular retirement district thanks to its equitable and relatively dry climate.
Those with an interest in old mining technology will find it fascinating.
There is a story that Candles by Candlelight originated here when the miners - with candles fixed to their helmets - sang carols on Christmas Eve.
A few of the photos were taken as 35mm slides in 1981. The rest were digitals, taken in 2006.
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