Crazy thunderstorm

We had a pretty intense thunderstorm over our house this afternoon. Lots of lightning and thunder that rattled the walls.

It’s amazing how much water is coming down during those storms. Here is a video taken from our backyard where you can see first see one of the scuppers dumping water from the roof and then the normally dry wash behind our house turning into a small river.

Thunderstorm over our house in Tucson

A tour of the ASARCO mission copper mine

We went on a tour of the ASARCO mission copper mine in Sahuarita, AZ. It is the second largest copper mine in Arizona. Two thirds of the copper in the U.S. comes from Arizona. Here are a handful of photos taken on the tour of this open pit mine and part of the ore processing facilities.

It was very interesting and we learned a lot of mind boggling details. Definitely worth checking out.

Click here for many more photos and some crazy numbers.