Take a tour of the Queen Mine with Pete, one of the original Phelps Dodge employees at this mine. After close to 100 years of production the Bisbee mines closed in 1975. The Bisbee mines produced metals valued at $6.1 billion (at 1975 price) one of the largest production valuations of all the mining districts in the world. This staggering amount of wealth came from the estimated production of 8,032,352,000 lbs of copper, 2,871,786 ounces of gold, 77,162,986 ounces of silver, 304,627,600 lbs of lead and 371,945,900 lbs of zinc!
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