Bisbee was founded as a mining town in 1880, and its mines produced copper, silver, and gold. A byproduct of its copper mines was high-quality turquoise, called "Bisbee Blue", which is on display in many museums around the world. Other minerals found here include cuprite, aragonite, wulfenite, malachite, azurite, and galena.
Mining later went into decline and finally stopped in 1975. However local efforts to make the old mines accessible to tourism paid off, and the scenic surroundings led to a rebirth of the town as an artists' colony.
Several ghosts are reputed to haunt the town.
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- The town sounds like a perfect hideout for modern-day occultists, especially if their magic is tied to crystals somehow. The ghosts and the long history of the town tying to the Old West certainly don't hurt either.