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Huckelberry defends negotiating with Rosemont on land preservation

Huckelberry defends negotiating with Rosemont on land preservation

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

July 27, 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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Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

Rosemont pays $551,000 firefighting bill

2011 wildfire was started by a company employee.

June 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Rosemont opponents sue to toss out air-quality permit

A community group and a retired air-pollution scientist filed separate lawsuits Wednesday challenging Arizona’s approval of an air-quality permit for the proposed Rosemont Mine.

June 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

‘Visionary’ Trevor Weekes, pioneer of gamma-ray detection, dies at 74

Weekes dedicated nearly 50 years to the search for sources of high-energy particles in the cosmos.

May 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Both sides praise Canadian decision on Augusta shareholder rights

In a decision that both sides are spinning as a victory, the British Columbia Securities Commission says that under certain circumstances, it will put an end to Augusta Resource Corp.’s shareholder rights plan by mid-July.

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Augusta, Hudbay to duke it out over shareholder rights plan

Augusta, Hudbay to duke it out over shareholder rights plan

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 shar…

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ADEQ, other agencies disagree on Rosemont Mine pollution

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 Department of Environmental Quality.

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New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

New photos show male jaguar sticks around the Santa Ritas

A new batch of photos of an endangered male jaguar walking through the Santa Rita Mountains was released this week by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. Some facts about the photos:

April 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

County takes 90 days to review Rosemont Mine mitigation fee proposal

The Pima County Board of Supervisors delayed a decision to accept money from Rosemont Copper to compensate for what the company says is the impossibility of mitigating damage from putting water and electric lines through a sensitive riparian area.

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Army Corps stlil not satisfied with Rosemont mitigation plans

Army Corps stlil not satisfied with Rosemont mitigation plans

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 compensate for the Rosemont Mine’s impacts on nearly 70 acres of washes and streams, a recent corps letter shows.

March 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

February 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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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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.

February 10, 2014 2:45 pm Related Loading…
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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Lawmaker wants to move Green Valley, Sahuarita, Rosemont Mine to Santa Cruz County

Saying it’s what the residents want, a Southern Arizona lawmaker wants to let voters in Green Valley, Sahuarita and surrounding areas split from Pima County and move into Santa Cruz County.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Related Loading…

Supervisors OK formal objection to Rosemont Mine

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

February 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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.

January 19, 2014 12:10 am Related Loading…

Arizona is overdue to discuss its No. 1 problem: water

Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate:

January 19, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Coronado Forest plan meeting to be held Jan. 22

Coronado Forest plan meeting to be held Jan. 22

A final public meeting on a proposed land management plan for the Coronado National Forest of Southeastern Arizona will be held Jan. 22.

January 14, 2014 1:00 pmLoading…

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