Bisbee, AZ

Bisbee Arizona is the home of the Queen copper mine. The mine started operation in 1880 and ran until 1975. Our guide was a miner here for over 20 years.

Entrance to the visitors center

Entrance to the mine itself

Notice the rails which provide the transportation

This was the foreman's station in the mine

This drill was the earlier model that took two men and hours to setup

This newer style drill could be handled by one man and setup in minutes

Our transportation

When a new passage was started a series of explosive charges were placed in drilled holes in the wall