Underground Mine fires are the industries greatest hazard with disastrous toll on miner’s live and great losses of property and income for the mine.....
In Bisbee, crosscut and drifts are the terms used for all horizontal mine workings which, are commonly thought of as “tunnels” by the general public. The terms drift and crosscut have been corrupted by Bisbee miners.....
The Verde chute design came to Bisbee from Jerome (United Verde Branch) in the1940’s. The simple design was easier to install than previous chute designs used in Bisbee and quickly became the dominate type used.
Men known as trammers ( later they were sometimes called “mules”) pushed these cars. This was an effective method as long as the distanced the cars were trammed was short, 500 feet or less. As the mines developed the distanced the cars needed to be pushed increased. Bisbee’s mining companies looked for a more efficient method and chose mule haulage.
The total metals production for Bisbee's mines up to the end of leaching in 2013.