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Lavender Pit

Bisbee, AZ
+1 520-432-5369
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Cool to see

Brief stop to check this out before the mine tour. Neat to see how things were mined back in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Phoenix, Arizona
Free stop, nice pictures

Not a lengthy place to visit, but goes along well when visiting the mine in Bisbee. Good pictures... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Columbus, Indiana
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  • Average20%
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“big hole” (7 reviews)
Bisbee, AZ
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brief stop to check this out before the mine tour. Neat to see how things were mined back in the day. It is free to view and can take some neat pictures. There is information provided which helps explain how things were done and the...More

1  Thank luv2travel074
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not a lengthy place to visit, but goes along well when visiting the mine in Bisbee. Good pictures & free.

Thank summertimeinparis
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It was amazing to stand at the top of this pit and see the many layers of earth and minerals that were removed, and to read about the how and why.

Thank Linda D
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Worth a brief stop to see but there could be so much information more information provided at the stop. An amazing hole in the ground but a sad indictment of how we have carved up the earth and then just left a mess behind. Do...More

Thank Br0ssac
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Before taking the Queen Mine Tour, we walked to the edge of the parking lot and looked down into the lavender pit.....so called because when the light hits it just right, the rock looks lavender. Such a big hole in the earth, left from years...More

Thank camatchett
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

This is a cool little place to stop by on your way to Bisbee. It’s a reminder of what the area use to be like when copper mining was still active. You can stop by and take a look without paying for anything, so why...More

Thank Dre K
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A bit of an eye sore but this pit is huge; 4,000 feet from east to west, 5,000 feet from north to south, and 850 feet at its deepest. You could probably see it from space. This pit has steeper sides than other open pit...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Neat to see a real open pit mine. Not much to see here but a great quick stop off on the way to the copper mine.

Thank Dlogalbo
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The lavender pit is naturally beautiful all the years of miners working the mind is left at the beautiful sight to see

Thank Michelle G
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Stopped at the Vista to check the Lavender pit. The debt of the pit is astonishing, and the colors are beautifully displayed, because of the shelves surrounding the pit itself showing the different geological layers. If you want a more dramatic effect, the early morning...More

Thank BrittB611
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21 March 2017|
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Response from larryhP9053FU | Reviewed this property |
We have no idea but you might check with the queen mine and see what they say I know it's super expensive and beautiful