The battle in Arizona over developing copper mines, often elicits demands that the mining be done elsewhere, because Arizona is too environmentally fragile. In today's New York Times, they look at mineral exploration in the Pacific Ocean that proposed to do just that: "Today, increasingly, mines on land lack rich supplies of copper, a staple of modern life found in everything from pipes to computers.
The copper and moly Mineral Park Mine near Chloride got their aquifer protection permit from the AZ Dept. Environmental Quality. "The permit would allow the mine to expand its open pit mine, construct a froth floatation mill, change... Read Post
Nyal Niemuth, who runs our Phoenix office, joined AZGS last year from the Dept. of Mines & Mineral Resources, where he'd been evaluating mining and mineral resources in Arizona for 30 years. He briefed us last week on developments a... Read Post