Lavender Open-Pit Mine


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Phelps Dodge Corporation's Lavender Open-Pit Mine

"This mining operation  is unique in that the pit is being dug where in 1953 lay U. S. HWY. 80 lined with business houses and flanked by homes of the two cities Bisbee and Lowell. The job of moving all these buildings to new sites south and west of town and relocating the highway along what is now the east rim of the pit occupied two years."


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