I saw this post on the rock hound list that very well may interest
someone here. It said that the Bisbee Mining Museum is hosting the
annual Turquoise Hunt on Dump #7 on Oct 5th and 6th. I do not think I
can take advantage of this, however now that I know (it is annual)
perhaps I can plan ahead.
The cost is $15. This is a bus ride from old Bisbee (have no idea, I
assume this is from the museum) to the No. 7 dump. (They said this is
where most of the good Bisbee is found.) The ticket is for three
hours up on the dump, and of course anything you find is yours to
keep. I am not saying you will find anything (you should if you look
carefully, something worth cutting, it may not be much, there is an
element of luck). This may be a good way to spend a day, perhaps pack
a picnic for after the hunt, and then look over the museum. They said
tickets went fast.
Phone number for the Bisbee Mining Museum is (520) 432-7071 or visit