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Tucson-based mine operator Nord in receivership

Tucson-based mine operator Nord in receivership

Firm operates mine near Dragoon; failed to refinance its debt.

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Foundation's event recognizes achievements in mining

Foundation's event recognizes achievements in mining

Funds from banquet help in outreach, education.

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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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Closed Patagonia mines send orange sludge into creeks

Closed Patagonia mines send orange sludge into creeks

Toxic heavy metals may have leached into the water during heavy rains.

October 15, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Conviction of ex-Arizona congressman upheld

Rick Renzi was convicted of extortion, fraud, conspiracy and racketeering.

October 09, 2014 3:30 pmLoading…
News and notes

News and notes

Pima plans to boost programs in high-demand fields of aviation, mining and manufacturing.

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Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Mine Tales: Inclines gave miners a steep step up

Inclines helped move ore downhill.

September 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hudbay looking to expand beyond Rosemont in Arizona

Hudbay looking to expand beyond Rosemont in Arizona

This Q&A with company officials covers Rosemont environmental, business, transportation issues.

July 25, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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Asarco parent to acquire partner's stake in Silver Bell mine

Asarco parent to acquire partner's stake in Silver Bell mine

Grupo Mexico, parent of Tucson-based copper producer Asarco LLC, is expected to complete a deal to take full control the Silver Bell mine west of Marana by acquiring an additional 25 percent ownership stake from a business partner.

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Hudbay, Augusta agree to friendly takeover

Hudbay, Augusta agree to friendly takeover

Hudbay Minerals Inc. and Augusta Resource Corp. announced early today that the two companies have agreed on a friendly takeover bid for the British Columbia company that owns the proposed Rosemont Mine site near Tucson.

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Mine Tales: Frontier military forts protected Arizona miners

Mine Tales: Frontier military forts protected Arizona miners

Frontier military outposts in Arizona began with several early presidios established along the Santa Cruz River.

May 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Mine Tales: Ore led to Jerome's boon, may aid city again

Mine Tales: Ore led to Jerome's boon, may aid city again

Jerome’s population reached 15,000 during the peak of mining operations during the 1920s.

April 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The traditional 5 C's

Copper

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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

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

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