I’m not an environmentalist and I don’t understand all of the environmental issues, but I do understand that we get 5 million people coming to the Grand Canyon every year. Tourism is not compatible with mining or with the mining trucks transporting uranium to be processed in Utah, and generally running the risk of despoiling this national treasure.Read More »
A federal judge's decision to allow a uranium mine to operate under an existing plan is being challenged.Read More »
The House approved a federal land swap Wednesday that would clear the way for creation of North America's largest copper mine in Arizona, despite opposition from the Obama administration and complaints that the proposed mine operator had partnered with Iran and faces allegations of human rights violations.Read More »
A group of Republican lawmakers from Arizona and Utah is renewing an effort to open up 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon to new mining claims.Read More »
The Miners and Merchants Bank on Bisbee’s Main Street incorporated on June 12, 1900, with a capitalization of $50,000. Founding directors were Bisbee merchants L.C. Shattuck, Joseph Muheim, L.J. Overlock, Jakob Schmidt and J.T. Hood.Read More »
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is scheduled to visit the Grand Canyon on Monday and could announce changes for mining claims near the park.Read More »
Deep within the canyon, a few miles removed from the mule trains of the popular Bright Angel Trail, Horn Creek creates a ribbon of green vegetation here before plunging toward the Colorado River.
But the handful of people allowed to camp in this splendid isolation receive a warning with their permits: Don’t drink the water when Horn Creek is flowing. It’s radioactive.
The Arizona Mining and Mineral Museum near the State Capitol has closed a month earlier than expected. As the building's overseer, the Arizona Historical Society had originally planned to shutter the museum at the end of the school year.Read More »
The Bagdad Freeport-McMoRan copper mine dominates both the landscape and the town's collective psyche. Its fate determines whether the town is doing well or poorly. This is the quintessential company town — one where the company owns all the houses and businesses — and it exists expressly to serve the mine.Read More »
With prices high and backing in place from some of the world's largest mining companies, the hunt for copper in the American Southwest is experiencing a revival.Read More »