Most noteworthy, these are pictures and video from our most recent turquoise hunt at the Number 7 tailing field. Consequently, this event is at the copper mine in Bisbee Arizona on April 28th and 29th, 2017.
- First of all, the Bisbee Mining Museum offers the Turquoise Hunt with the purpose of raising $10,000 (100 tickets @ $100.00/each).
- Secondly, there are two 3-hour sessions on Friday and one 3-hour session on Saturday. To be able to go on the first dig on Friday, participants must join the museum. Incidentally, this membership adds an additional $100.00 of expense.
- In addition, Freeport McMoRan employees donate their time to monitor the collectors. Additionally, there task is to confine participants to the ground of the collecting field and off the steep banks. Also, the museum rents shuttle vans to transport people to and from the collecting fields.
- Consequently, several participants climb the forbidden steep sides to try and find the scarce turquoise. Most notably, this is a huge liability for the mine owner.
- Unfortunately, the majority of the participants find very little turquoise and were generally gravel size. Comparatively, a couple of lucky turquoise hunters find large specimens. Amazingly, they are worth between $500.00 and $1,500.00. Equally important, these rare pieces come from the forbidden steep banks when the guards are busy making their rounds elsewhere!
- Most notably, 50 mile per hour winds plagued Friday’s sessions. In addition, it rains on Friday night, so visibility of the landscape is great on Saturday morning’s dig.
- Most importantly, the material from the Number 7 tailing pile is currently going to South Bisbee. Consequently, the workers cover it with 8 feet of cover soil. In conclusion, the organizers say that the Bisbee Turquoise Hunt probably will not be available in the future 🙁
Moreover, this is a scan of our 2017 Hunt for Bisbee Turquoise Tickets. Likewise, these tickets represent the three separate sessions.
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