Queen Copper Mine in Bisbee

Welcome to the Queen Mine Tours

Welcome to the Queen Mine Tours

 

Anders excitedly driving a little cart train

Anders excitedly driving a little cart train

Waiting for the show to begin

Waiting for the show to begin

We donned our slickers, belts, hard hats and lamps and headed into the mines with great anticipation.

Karen & Everette

Karen & Everette

Miner's kids

Miner’s kids

We caught a train, a tram, I'm not sure what it was called, but we sat on it like a horse and it took us into the mine.

We caught a train, a tram, I’m not sure what it was called, but we sat on it like a horse and it took us into the mine.

Pictures were difficult to take in the mine.  But the kids got involved, got their hands on-the-job training.  Gaelyn was holding a spike that would be hit by a partner with a huge hammer, then she would have to give it a 1/4 turn.

Pictures were difficult to take in the mine. But the kids got involved, got their hands on-the-job training. Gaelyn was holding a spike that would be hit by a partner with a huge hammer, then she would have to give it a 1/4 turn.

Explosives box

Explosives box

 

Holes drilled.  A whole wall of dynamite to be lit.

Holes drilled. A whole wall of dynamite to be lit.

The haul from this particular family of mines.

The haul from this particular family of mines.

Anders showed how the lavatory car was used, and we heard all the dirty tricks that would be played on the newest miners.

Anders showed how the lavatory car was used, and we heard all the dirty tricks that would be played on the newest miners.

Want to "Keep the Green Light Glowing!"...safety records

Want to “Keep the Green Light Glowing!”…safety records

 

Copper.  This is really what they were after.

Copper. This is really what they were after.