Bisbee became one of the largest copper producing towns with Phelps Dodge as it owner. The mines were in operation for almost 100 years before closing in 1975. In that time, the mines yielded over 6.1 billion dollars in minerals which consisted of copper, gold, silver, lead, and zinc.
Today, you can take a tour inside the tunnel of the Queen Mine and see where the copper was excavated. You ride on a mining train and travel deep into the belly of the mine where billions of dollars’ worth of minerals were unearthed. Millions of visitors have delighted in riding the authentic mining experience in the tunnels where numerous have worked for many years. Take a voyage back in time to a place where history stands still.
For more information on the mine tour, check out their website: http://www.queenminetour.com/