Mining Equipment is displayed at various locations around the town. There is also an excellent mining museum in the old headquarters of one of the leading mining companies. The Copper Queen Hotel still gives a flavour of the town at its peak.
It's difficult to appreciate the size of this open-cast mine. Giant lorries look tiny down at the bottom. Early mining was done by hand, following copper seams, but later it became more economical to remove and process the whole mountain.
The characteristic red colour of much of the rock and soil around Bisbee is caused by iron oxides rather than copper apparently.
Multi-story buildings show that Bisbee was once a prosperous and crowded town.