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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.
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If you have never been on a mine tour before then I would recommend this one. Lots of history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He kept it light but had some very good insight. If.... more
If you have never been on a mine tour before then I would recommend this one. Lots of history. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and funny. He kept it light but had some very good insight. If.... more »
Excellent tour into the mine. The guides used to work in mine and were very knowledgeable and funny. Travel over 1000 feet into the mine.
Excellent tour into the mine. The guides used to work in mine and were very knowledgeable and funny. Travel over 1000 feet into the mine. more »
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