(Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Resolution Copper.)
By Humaira Zafari | Chamber Business News
Two weeks ago, four intrepid adventurers traveled nearly 7,000 feet deep into the earth during their visit to Resolution Copper, a mining project located in Superior, Arizona. The Arizona Junior Fellows, a project of the Arizona Chamber Foundation, were joined by representatives from the Arizona Mining Association and led by employees of Rio Tinto, the parent company of Resolution Copper, as they explored the mine for a closer look at the Arizona mining industry.
Arizona leads the nation in copper production, making up 71% of U.S domestic production in 2021. The ResolutionCopper Project has the potential to supply nearly 25% of U.S. copper demand and is expected to become the largest copper mine in North America when it initiates operations. The project is located 60 miles east of Phoenix, near the town of Superior. It’s a joint venture owned by Rio Tinto and BHP, two of the world’s largest mining companies. The mine is estimated to produce as much as 40 billion pounds of copper over 40 years.