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Helvetia Arizona

Santa RitaMountainsMine tales: Santa Rita Mts. have long been activebeen active

Santa RitaMountainsMine tales: Santa Rita Mts. have long been activebeen active

The Helvetia-Rosemont Mining District at the northern end of the Santa Rita Mountains is known for its copper deposits found in limestone, quartzite, and granite.

November 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fitz: The pits

Fitz: The pits

When’s the next time you’ll be lucky enough to see a jaguar at Rosemont? When a visiting Canadian investor hops out of one.

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Fitz: Canadians

Fitz: Canadians

When the Canadians are done scraping the Santa Ritas clean we’ll be left with a mile wide hole with a dead lake at the bottom. Our very own Lake Wobegon. No field surgeons ever had to see a wound that grotesque. Dear Joni Mitchell: They didn't pave paradise. They carved it out. And don't it …

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Fitz: Rosemont

Fitz: Rosemont

When I was ten-years old I dug a hole to China in our backyard. I never made it to the other side of the world directly below me. By sunset, standing in a pit up to my shoulders I knew what I had to do. I wouldn't have dreamed of leaving behind an empty crater with a mud lake at the bottom. …

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Sharon Bronson: Splintered views of Rosemont Mine don't reveal the total picture, impact

Sharon Bronson: Splintered views of Rosemont Mine don't reveal the total picture, impact

There are times when looking at a big issue through lenses that focus on many, smaller, contributing parts can mask very damaging effects.

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Green Valley, Sahuarita deserve a share of CAP water

Green Valley, Sahuarita deserve a share of CAP water

All residents in Pima County are created equal and assume they are equally entitled to their water. This assumption could be jeopardized if Rosemont Mine opponents convince the Tucson City Council to oppose Community Water Company of Green Valley’s pipeline connection.

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Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

Rosemont meets almost all environmental laws, final federal report says

The Forest Service laid much of the groundwork Friday for approval of the Rosemont Mine by releasing a final environmental report saying essentially that while the mine will cause negative impacts, it’s now clearly in line with nearly all environmental laws.

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Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Rick Grinnell: Consider all the facts before taking a position on the Rosemont mine

Whether you are in favor of Rosemont Copper or opposed, your decision ought to be based on the most current facts.

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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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Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

Streams near Rosemont Mine site home to rare cuckoos

A rare bird that could gain federal protected status lives and in some cases breeds along three streams and creeks near the proposed Rosemont Mine site, federal reports show.

October 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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State board sued for upholding Rosemont water permit

Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co.

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Rosemont says construction financing near

Rosemont Copper has signed a letter with a dozen international banks that shows it is close to getting financing to build the $1.22 billion Rosemont Mine project, its Canadian parent company says.

August 18, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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