Toronto-based HudBay Minerals Inc. says it will make a bid worth nearly $500 million for all of the shares of Augusta Resource Corp., which is vying to build the Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson.
The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted today to formally oppose Rosemont Mine, planned southeast of Tucson.
Rosemont Copper has met extensive government requirements to improve its mine proposal, and so it is time to accept that the mine will be built. We respect the laws, though flawed, that permit mining in a national forest in a region with limited water.
I would like to offer what I feel is a more accurate, fact-based picture of the Rosemont Mine’s approval process than the one written by Gayle Hartmann, president of the Save the Scenic Santa Ritas Association, in the Star guest opinion, “Just the facts: Rosemont still a long way from final …
In the end, money proved more important to the Reid Park Zoological Society than open land and a vision of reintroducing imperiled species.
Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.
The White House is informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Mine issue, Coronado Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch said today.
During the early days of mining in the American West, the merchants were often the ones who became rich in mining camps and towns — not the miners.
The Rosemont Mine could worsen air quality in Saguaro National Park, disturb cultural resources — including human burial sites — and reduce water flows into Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek, said the U.S. Forest Service.
Tucson-based Asarco held a formal dedication ceremony this week — led by President and COO Manuel Ramos — of the expansion of the south mill at the Mission Mine south of town.
The final version of the Rosemont mine environmental impact statement is now online.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series on the Ajo mining district. To read the first part of this series go online to tinyurl.com/ajomine
The Arizona Game and Fish Department will get about $10 million over a decade from Rosemont Copper for land, water rights and wildlife projects to compensate for impacts of the proposed Rosemont Mine, the department announced Tuesday.
Tombstone, renowned for its gunfights, gambling halls, brothels and bars, was a silver mining town of great wealth during the decade known as “The Roarin’ ’80s” in the 19th century.
Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek — linchpin issues for many who oppose the Rosemont Mine — aren’t in as big a danger from mine impacts as many people think, the U.S. Forest Service says.
There might still be hope for the popular Bisbee Queen Mine Tour, which seemed to be doomed after the company that owns the mine said it planned to terminate the tour’s operating lease.
In its heyday, the town of Ruby had a large contingent of kids who could play in the outdoors and on this perilous-looking slide.
Tucson resident Tallia Cahoon leads tours of the ghost town. Here she is standing in front of her family's former adobe home in Ruby.
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series on the mining town of Ruby. Click here to read the first part.
Phoenix-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. is cutting spending by $1.9 billion this year and next and started a process to sell some U.S. energy assets as the world's biggest publicly traded copper miner seeks to reduce its debt.