First of all, in October 2014, we have the rare opportunity to visit the famous Number 7 Bisbee Tailing Dump near Bisbee, Arizona. Secondly, we attend at the invitation of the Canadian mining firm Freeport McMoRan.  Most notably, The Bisbee Dig is a fund raiser for the Bisbee Mining Museum. In summary, we actually are able to participate in this annual event several different years. Finally, The Bisbee Dig is no longer an event, as one unruly participant precipitated the end.

In short, The Number 7 tailing pile is where Bisbee Turquoise was set aside when miners find turquoise in the Bisbee Copper Lavender Pit.  Ultimately, the mine awards the rights to recover Bisbee Turquoise to mineral recovery experts in the 1970’s…but they didn’t recover all the famous Bisbee Blue Turquoise!

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The above photographs picture .  .  .  Me!

All things considered, I am having a ball in the Number 7 Bisbee Dump. In any event, along side me is a large chunk of ore containing Blue Bisbee Turquoise.


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