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Swedish firm buys Tucson-based Mintec

A Swedish company has agreed to acquire Tucson-based Mintec Inc., a maker of management and modeling software for the mining industry.

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Mine Tales: Tiny Jerome was once one of the world's biggest names in copper production

Mine Tales: Tiny Jerome was once one of the world's biggest names in copper production

Located 56 miles southwest of Flagstaff on the east slope of Mingus Mountain — a 1,750-million-year-old volcanic tuff — the town of Jerome and its surroundings were once known as one of the greatest copper-producing areas on the planet.

April 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona factories, smelters line up for sales-tax break

Arizona factories, smelters line up for sales-tax break

PHOENIX — Arizona manufacturers and smelters are in line for a big tax break not being offered to other companies and individuals.

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Hudbay extends hostile bid for Rosemont developer

Toronto-based Hudbay Minerals Inc. on Monday announced a “final extension,” to May 5, of its offer to acquire Rosemont Mine developer Augusta Resource Corp.

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Tucson mining-tech company expands

Tucson mining-tech company expands

Modular Mining Systems Inc. has expanded its operations on Tucson’s south side to keep pace with the company’s continued growth in global mining automation.

March 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Rosemont Mine: HudBay makes nearly $500M bid for Augusta

Rosemont Mine: HudBay makes nearly $500M bid for Augusta

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.

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Pima County supervisors vote to oppose Rosemont Mine

Pima County supervisors vote to oppose Rosemont Mine

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted today to formally oppose Rosemont Mine, planned southeast of Tucson.

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It's time to move ahead and build the Rosemont Mine

It's time to move ahead and build the Rosemont Mine

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.

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Dave Efnor: Rosemont Mine, now all but certain, will benefit many thousands

Dave Efnor: Rosemont Mine, now all but certain, will benefit many thousands

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 …

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Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

Land donated for conservation sold to mining company

In the end, money proved more important to the Reid Park Zoological Society than open land and a vision of reintroducing imperiled species.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Upchurch, other federal officials answer questions on the Rosemont Mine

Last Monday, Coronado National Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch answered questions at a news conference about the Rosemont Mine.

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White House now tracking Rosemont Mine progress

The White House is informally involved in the contentious Rosemont Mine issue, Coronado Forest Supervisor Jim Upchurch said today.

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Mine Tales: Company stores provided a valuable service — for a price

Mine Tales: Company stores provided a valuable service — for a price

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.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Forest Service: Rosemont will hurt air, reduce water flows but can't be denied

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.

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Asarco dedicates expanded mill at Mission Mine

Asarco dedicates expanded mill at Mission Mine

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.

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Latest Rosemont Mine report is out

Latest Rosemont Mine report is out

The final version of the Rosemont mine environmental impact statement is now online.

November 29, 2013 12:43 pmLoading…
Mine Tales: High copper prices drove demand at Ajo mining district

Mine Tales: High copper prices drove demand at Ajo mining district

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

November 25, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rosemont, Game and Fish reach wildlife conservation agreement

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.

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Mine Tales: Rich Tombstone mines were a lure for prospectors

Mine Tales: Rich Tombstone mines were a lure for prospectors

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.

September 16, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

Forest Service: Rosemont doesn't threaten prized creek, canyon

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.

September 03, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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