When we told our son, Greg, we were in Ajo he said it didn't look very appealing. Yes, on Google earth all you can see are the ugly copper mines and piles of tailings. There's a huge pit mine here like the one in Bisbee, but it was closed due to road construction, otherwise there would be photos here.
It's obvious now that this is a winter destination for many a snowbird. If you like a small town, southwestern atmosphere this place is perfect. For groceries there's even an outstanding IGA grocery store stocked with everything you could want, plus fresh gulf seafood.