The Copper Queen Mine was a copper mine in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. Its development led to the growth of the surrounding town of Bisbee in the 1880s. Its orebody ran 23% copper, an extraordinarily high grade. It was acquired by Phelps Dodge in 1885.Work out when and for how long to visit Queen Mine Tour and other Bisbee attractions using our handy Bisbee trip maker tool.
In the early 1900s, this was the most productive copper mine in Arizona. While copper mining declined in the area in the 1930s and 1940s, the Copper Queen continued to be mined by the open-pit process during the years following World War II. With decreasing returns, Phelps Dodge closed it in 1985.
Queen Mine Tour reviews
We completely enjoyed this tour! The tour guide was very informative. This was a real eye-opener for us. The tour guide did an excellent job of helping us to understand the details of mining. Put... more »
Great activity! Very informative, Eva was our tour guide and rocked it! Having never worked the mining industry but interested in history and processes this was a very worthwhile tour! more »
Great tour and having an actual Queens miner lead it was terrific. Benny did a super job of bringing his experiences to life in this guided tour 1600 feet inside the mine. Recommend you make reservations as it fills fast.
Had a great tour of the mine! The guide was very informative. Told us how the miners worked and how the ore was removed. We toured the day before Labor Day and it was vey crowded. We arrived at the ticket counter before 11AM and got a reservation for the 2 PM tour. Just a suggestion if you would like to tour, call ahead and make a reservation.
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