|QUEEN MINE UNDERGROUND TOURS
Outfitted in hard hat, minerâ€™s headlamp and a yellow slicker, thousands of Bisbee visitors descend into the
Queen Mine Tour each yearâ€”heading underground and back in time. Tour guides, retired Phelps Dodge
employees, lead the group 1,500 feet into the mine and recount mining days, techniques, dangers and drama.
Adding a personal touch, the miner-turned-tour guides help visitors experience what it was like to work
|Bisbeeâ€™s Queen Mine was one of the richest copper mines in history. The mine opened in 1877 and eventually closed
when Phelps Dodge discontinued mining operations in Bisbee in the midâ€“1970â€™s. The Queen Mine opened once again
as a tour for visitors in 1976, nearly 100 years after the mine originally opened.
Today approximately 50,000 people a year visit the Queen Mine Tour to commemorate Bisbeeâ€™s prosperous mining
heritage and experience what it was like working underground where temperatures are 47 degrees year-round.
Be Sure to Wear Proper Footwear!
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