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  • By Patrick McNamara Arizona Daily Star

Company says state mine inspector, not county, regulates its activity.

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Possible ramifications loom for Rosemont Mine, Fort Huachuca.

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Critics say any mitigation deal could help the mine win approval.

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

2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.

But stock prices jumped for Rosemont Copper's parent company.

A community group and a retired air-pollution scientist filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging Arizona’s approval of an air-quality per…

The federal government formally announced Friday that it will restart reviews of the proposed Rosemont Mine’s impacts on eight endangered spec…

In a decision that both sides are spinning as a victory, the British Columbia Securities Commission says that under certain circumstances, it …

The takeover battle for the Canadian company that owns the Rosemont Mine site hits a climactic moment in Vancouver, B.C. today (Tuesday, April 29).

Officials of Augusta Resource Corp. and Hudbay Minerals Inc. will argue over whether the British Columbian government should put a halt to a shareholders rights plan that Augusta approved a year ago in an effort to make it easier for the company to fend off a hostile takeover offer. The discussion will come at a public hearing of the British Columbia Securities Commission, which regulates the trading of stock owned by B.C.-based companies such as Augusta.

The meeting comes only three days before Augusta shareholders are scheduled to discuss whether to extend the rights plan, which was created in part to try to head off a Hudbay takeover effort -- which Hudbay launched in February of this year anyway. It comes a week before Hudbay's takeover offer is scheduled to expire on May 5.

For those interested in the outcome of the proposed Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains southeast of Tucson, the takeover struggle has several potential implications:

-- As Hudbay officials see it, the takeover would be a big boost to the Rosemont project's long-term prospects, because it is better heeled financially than Augusta Resource and can better withstand a prolonged permitting struggle over the mine. Hudbay has repeatedly questioned Augusta's statements that it expects to have federal permitting of the mine finished by the end of June 2014. In fact, in its proposal to the B.C. securities body, it attached a graphic saying that Augusta has now pushed back the date at which it expects to get all needed permits 11 times since its seven year push to get the mine approved began in 2007.

-- For its part, Augusta officials

Don’t worry, the Rosemont Mine isn’t likely to pollute the well-loved Davidson Canyon or Cienega Creek southeast of Tucson, says the Arizona D…

The Pima County Board of Supervisors delayed a decision to accept money from Rosemont Copper to compensate for what the company says is the im…

After two years of review, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers still has concerns about Rosemont Copper’s plans to buy land and water rights to c…

Rosemont Copper Co. and a Rosemont ranch hand haven’t yet paid a $514,000 debt they have jointly owed the U.S. Forest Service since August for…

  • By Joe Ferguson Arizona Daily Star and Howard Fischer Capitol Media Services

Saying it’s what the residents want, a Southern Arizona lawmaker wants to let voters in Green Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas split fr…

County supervisors took another step in their protracted fight with the proposed Rosemont Mine, voting to formally object to the location.

  • By Virgil Davis Special to the Arizona Daily Star

All residents in Pima County are created equal and assume they are equally entitled to their water. This assumption could be jeopardized if Ro…

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

A rare orchid that lives in the Santa Rita Mountains at the proposed Rosemont Mine site won’t be legally protected by the U.S. Fish and Wildli…