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The Hunt for Turquoise - A Rockhound’s Adventure Is Back for 2014!

Friday, October 10th, 9 am (Museum members only) & 1 pm & Saturday, October 11th, 9 am
<h4>The Hunt for Turquoise - A Rockhound’s Adventure Is Back for 2014!</h4>

The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is again offering this once-a-year opportunity to seek pieces of the famous Bisbee turquoise in a search through the historic No. 7 Mine Stockpile – those large, man-made hills built-up over Bisbee’s 100 years of mining history.

The hunt offers individuals, friends, or... read more

The Hunt for Turquoise - A Rockhound’s Adventure Is Back for 2014!

Friday, October 10th, 9 am (Museum members only) & 1 pm & Saturday, October 11th, 9 am

The Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum is again offering this once-a-year opportunity to seek pieces of the famous Bisbee turquoise in a search through the historic No. 7 Mine Stockpile – those large, man-made hills built-up over Bisbee’s 100 years of mining history.

The hunt offers individuals, friends, or the entire family a unique opportunity to seek pieces of Bisbee’s famous turquoise. Whether rockhound, jewelry maker, lapidary buff, enthusiast of our western heritage, or someone who simply wants to spend an unusual day at an unusual leisure activity, pack up a rock pick, collection bag, and sun screen and join us for a day guaranteed to be unique amongst vacation opportunities!


You are out on the #7 for about 2 ½-hours, breaking rock and having a great time!  For those less energetic, you can wash rock using water and a spray bottle to look for turquoise!

$20 per person for Museum Members

$30 per person for non-Members

Reservations required. Book early, this event sells out! For information or reservations, call Museum staff at (520) 432-7071.

NEW this year, registration will be held in the Copper Queen Branch offices’ parking lot, just off the traffic circle on Hwy 92!  Another change, we will be transporting participants to the collection site in vans, not in a bus, that will leave from the Copper Queen Branch once full, and then return for a second trip.  Seating is first-come/ first-serve.

You Haven't Seen Bisbee until You've Seen the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum.

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Once known as "The Queen of the Copper Camps", Bisbee nestles among the Mule Mountains of southeast Arizona, world renowned for its diverse minerals and wealth of copper. Although its mines closed in the 1970s, the town's legacy has been preserved not only in its architecture and mining landscape, but in a museum that has welcomed, educated and entertained hundreds of thousands of visitors.

Historic photo of Bisbee

Bisbee's storied past is recorded, reflected and retold in this museum like no other; it is one of only 2,000 sites nationwide honored as a National Registered Landmark. Once the corporate headquarters of the Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company (eventually purchased by Phelps Dodge Corporation), the museum is at the center of town and at the heart of its history, an evolving tribute to the community, its determined citizens and the industry that helped build it.

Queen Mine Tour Photo

What's more, it's part of the Smithsonian Institution's Affiliations Program, the first museum in the southwest to be designated – and distinguished – as an Affiliate. Since 1998, this has been a growing partnership between the nation's largest museum and one of its smallest.

It gets better. Because once you've seen who did it and how it was done, you can walk over to the Queen Mine Tour, put on a hard hat and venture underground to see where it was done.

Hours:
Open Daily • 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Fees:
Adults: $7.50
Seniors (60+): $6.50
Children under 16: $3.00

Location:
No. 5 Copper Queen Plaza
Bisbee, Arizona
(520) 432-7071

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