The Lavender Pit is a former open pit copper mine near Bisbee in Cochise County, Arizona, United States. It is located near the famous Copper Queen Mine. The Lavender Pit was named in honor of Harrison M. Lavender (1890–1952), who as Vice-President and General Manager of Phelps Dodge Corporation, conceived and carried out this plan for making the previously unprofitable low-grade copper bearing rock of the area into commercial copper ore. #CopperMine #Mine #Mining #Mainpac
Here mining company electricians are working on a project in Bisbee, Arizona around 1925. This image is from the photograph collection of the Bisbee Mining & Historical Museum. Discover more Bisbee, Arizona images and artifacts at www.facebook.com/BisbeeMuseum #bisbee #arizona #bisbeemuseum #mining #mines #copper
Copper Queen Hotel is a historic hotel located in Bisbee, Arizona. Holding the distinction of being Arizona's longest continuously operated hotel, the Copper Queen was constructed from 1898 to 1902 by the Phelps Dodge Corporation to serve as lodging for investors and dignitaries visiting its nearby copper mine. It is said to be haunted.
(April 25, 2015) -- A slow and careful sightseeing drive or walk around the town square, through the residential area and among the shops on the main streets will reveal that this company town was very well constructed and has stood the test of time. Clarkdale is an important link in the copper mining and smeltering history of Arizona.