This is the Copper Queen Mine, as seen from the highway going past the downtown. If you continue on Highway 80 past the copper colored mound in the center of the picture, you will enter a residential area. The homes are from the early mining days. It is pleasant just to drive through the community experiencing the feel of days gone by!
There is a parking lot off the highway where you can stop to peer deep into this mining pit. Bisbee was founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880 and was named after Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the Copper Queen Mine. Turquoise was also found in this area with a special quality that's become known as Bisbee Turquoise.