Good Enough Mine in Tombstone, AZ
Had good fun this weekend on a day trip from Tucson, AZ to historic Tombstone, AZ. We're always looking for things to do near Tucson, AZ.
It was Helldorado Days in Tombstone and we enjoyed the Parade on Sunday, a great barbecue pork sandwich at the Longhorn Restaurant, great shopping, and the various re-enactment pieces played throughout the day.
Our visiting student from France got herself a cowboy hat - I proclaimed her a true American now!
One of the tours we participated in was the Good Enough Mine Tour. It actually came to my attention by way of a Groupon, and ended up a nice way to spend an hour. First of all, it was a comfortable 65 degree temperature - nice escape from the 90's above! Secondly, our tour guide knew his stuff and answered questions from tourists of all ages.
The Good Enough Mine got its name based on the amount of ore versus rock, identifying it as "good enough" to open business! Ed Schieffelin staked his claim and eventually sold the mine for around $500,000 and in the 1800's...well that's a lot of silver!
The Good Enough Mine was re-opened in March of 2007 as a tourist attraction and vital part of the history of Tombstone.
I was going to share my photos here, but my camera ran out of battery power and I've decided I must have left it back in Albuquerque at the Balloon Festival. So, off to eBay...
I did, however, find this informative video on YouTube and thought I'd share it with you here. It's also featured on their web site.