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Bisbee in Cochise County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Discovery of Ore

 
 
Discovery of Ore Marker image. Click for full size.
circa 1997
1. Discovery of Ore Marker
Notice the Copper Queen Hotel just to the right of the marker.
Inscription. .......On this site in the year of 1877, Sgt. Jack Dunn, with a detail of the Tenth U.S. Cavalry pursuing renegade Apaches, discovered rich out croppings of copper & silver ore. The discovery led to the staking of the first mining claim & the subsequent development of the great southwest mining industry. The Glory Hole on this mountainside was the first mine developed here & was also used by the early settlers as a stronghold & sanctuary when the camp was threatened by Indian attack.
 
Erected by Bisbee Chamber of Commerce.
 
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 31° 26.47′ N, 109° 54.95′ W. Marker was in Bisbee, Arizona, in Cochise County. Marker was on Arizona Route 80 at milepost 341, 0.2 miles west of Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Bisbee AZ 85603, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Copper Queen Plaza (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Phelps Dodge General Office Building (about 600 feet away); Brewery Gulch (about 700 feet away); City of Bisbee Warrior Memorial
<i>Site of</i> The Discovery of Ore Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
2. Site of The Discovery of Ore Marker.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lavender Pit (approx. one mile away); Mule Pass (approx. 2 miles away); Walter Douglas House (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Warren Ball Park (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bisbee.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & Settlers
 
<i>Site of</i> The Discovery of Ore Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
3. Site of The Discovery of Ore Marker.
The Glory Hole image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 17, 2011
4. The Glory Hole
The Glory Hole is directly across highway 80, from the marker site, on the mountainside.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 544 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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