Good Enough Mine in Tombstone, AZ

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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.  

Good Enough Mine in Tombstone, AZ

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.



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Comments (7)

John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Hi Cara! Thanks for sharing the cool video to go along with your post. I've never been down in a mine shaft, except in movies and television shows... and im not sure that counts. I liked the guys sense of humor. :-)

Oct 25, 2011 08:24 AM
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Cara, Tombstone has been on my list of places to visit ever since I moved here to Arizona.  Now, you've given me even more incentive - sounds like a fun time.

Oct 25, 2011 10:09 AM
Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind
KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate - Tucson, AZ

GOOD MORNING CARA!  Been to Tombstone several times - but never been to the Good Enough Mine!  Will make a point of it next time!

Oct 26, 2011 01:28 AM
Michael Rohde
Sunstreet Mortgage LLC. Licensed Mortgage Professional - Tucson, AZ

I'm with Gabrielle, i've been to Tombstone but never knew about the mine. I guess I just don't get out enough. Nice post and interesting video. A ton of history there no doubt.

Oct 26, 2011 05:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience and your photographs.

Have a great day and an outstanding week.

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Oct 26, 2011 06:56 AM
Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

Ha, I bet your foreign exchange student loved that cowboy hat! Glad you had a fun day.

Oct 26, 2011 06:57 AM
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Cara - that is so interesting. Loved the video tour. I can imagine that your student loved the whole tour!

Oct 26, 2011 07:54 AM