The Resolution Copper project is a proposed copper mine that can supply the world with the copper it needs to support ongoing technological and environmental innovation. The project will generate sustainable benefits for Arizona, creating several thousand direct and indirect jobs and is expected to have an economic value of several billion dollars over the estimated life of the mine. The project team is working with policy makers, regulators, businesses, leaders, Native American tribes, environmental advocates and the local community to develop the project safely and in a way that protects the area’s unique environment and cultural heritage.
Resolution Copper is working with regulators and the community to develop one of the world’s largest untapped deposits of copper.
The Resolution Copper deposit lies more than a mile beneath the surface and the most viable way to recover the Resolution resource is by going underground, using a process called block caving.
The proposed mine would create high value jobs for local residents, be an engine for economic growth, and use the best practices to create a safe and environmentally sustainable operation.
Permitting is under way, and the public plays a big role in planning and approving the project.
Resolution Copper Mining (RCM) is a limited liability company owned 55 per cent by Resolution Copper Company, a Rio Tinto PLC subsidiary, and 45 per cent by BHP Copper, Inc., a BHP-Billiton PLC subsidiary.