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Hudbay’s Rosemont exploration drilling plan raises questions about mine’s size and environmental damage

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Hudbay Minerals Inc. is planning extensive additional exploration drilling at the proposed Rosemont open-pit copper mine that appears to be an effort to expand the amount of known copper reserves that could lead to greater production and extend the life … Continue reading

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Augusta Resource running out of options in its nine-year effort to develop Rosemont copper project

The clock is running down on Vancouver, B.C.-based Augusta Resource Corporation’s nine-year effort to develop the controversial Rosemont copper project in the Santa Rita Mountains on the Coronado National Forest southeast of Tucson. But that doesn’t mean the attempt to … Continue reading

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A new round of endangered species review delivers potentially crippling blow to Augusta Resource’s Rosemont copper project

The discovery last month of one male ocelot near the proposed Rosemont copper mine site and new information on the impacts to other endangered species has triggered a new round of formal endangered species act consultations between federal regulatory agencies. … Continue reading

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Army Corps and Forest Service deliver setbacks to Augusta Resource’s Rosemont copper project on eve of annual meeting

Augusta Resource Corporation on Thursday suffered two major setbacks in its effort to construct the proposed Rosemont copper mine southeast of Tucson. On the eve of Augusta’s annual meeting with a $500 million hostile takeover bid set to expire Monday, … Continue reading

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Future ownership of Rosemont copper project to be determined as Augusta shareholders meet with HudBay bid set to expire

Two starkly different scenarios over the future ownership of the proposed Rosemont copper project have emerged in the days leading up to Augusta Resource Corporation’s annual meeting this Friday in Vancouver, B.C. The focus of the meeting will be whether … Continue reading

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