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Patagonia Mountains

Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.

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Mine Tales: Patagonia Mountains held more than 80 mining claims

Mine Tales: Patagonia Mountains held more than 80 mining claims

Early prospecting in the Patagonia mining district during the 1860s and ’70s was hindered by the threat of Apache raids. After the Apache were forcibly removed, the mining communities of Washington Camp and Duquesne were established a mile apart in the Patagonia Mountains.

October 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

A wildfire in the Patagonia Mountains grew to 10,775 acres Thursday, as crews set fire to grass and brush to establish a perimeter around the blaze, southwest of Patagonia.

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Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

Crews set their own fires to slow 10,775-acre blaze near Patagonia

The Soldier Basin Fire has for days moved steadily northward along the top and sides of the Patagonia Mountain range toward Patagonia.

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Canadian firm boosts plans to seek silver near Patagonia

Canadian firm boosts plans to seek silver near Patagonia

A Canadian company is dramatically ratcheting up plans for exploratory silver drilling - and possibly for future mining - in the mountains surrounding the Southern Arizona town of Patagonia.

June 01, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Canadian firm boosts plans to seek silver near Patagonia

Canadian firm boosts plans to seek silver near Patagonia

Glen Goodwin, left, Lee Rogers and other opponents of the proposed silver mine stand on a ridge overlooking land where Wildcat Silver Inc. plans exploratory drilling and possible mining. A legal and political battle lies ahead before the firm can begin operations, however.

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Canadian firm boosts plans to seek silver near Patagonia

Canadian firm boosts plans to seek silver near Patagonia

A piece of heavy equipment sits idle at a section of the land where Wildcat Silver Inc. hopes to conduct mining. Much of the land at stake is rugged and remote, requiring four-wheel-drive vehicles for access.

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