Arizona Mining News

Barrick Gold's former co-president moves to Arizona Gold

Junior focused on its Hermosa property located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

Asarco plans layoffs after Freeport cuts, copper industry downturn

Tucson-based Asarco said Friday it plans to shut down a concentrator plant in Hayden and slow production at a mine in Ray.

Arizona Law Announces Creation of Global Mining Law Center

The James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona has established the Global Mining Law Center, an interdisciplinary unit that will educate lawyers, miners and others involved with the huge and complex global mining industry.

Taseko’s defamation trial resumes end of March

The B.C. Supreme Court case examining the defamation suit launched by Taseko Mines Ltd. against the Wilderness Committee will resume March 31.

Copper sector needs nine Escondida mines over next decade to meet global demand: Rio Tinto

The miner believes that while the market is oversupplied now it will tighten from 2018.

BHP moves away from iron ore to focus on new darling: copper

Forget iron ore for now, the world’s largest mining company is making a bold bet on copper.

Rio, BHP very close to develop U.S. largest copper mine

Arizona’s lawmakers have slipped a piece of legislation that would allow the mining giants to go ahead with their massive Resolution Copper project.

Mining group appeals ban on new Grand Canyon mines

Two mining industry groups have appealed a federal judge's ruling upholding an Obama administration ban on new hard-rock mining claims on more than one million acres near the Grand Canyon.

Taseko Mines buying Curis Resources for Arizona copper project

The all-share deal that guarantees Taseko access to the advanced-stage Florence copper project.

HudBay’s offer for Augusta finally given the nod

The deal gives HudBay control over the Rosemont project in Arizona, which has the potential to become the US’ third largest copper mine.

Bitter takeover battle for giant US copper mine hots up

Hudbay extends hostile takeover bid for junior Augusta Resources on Friday after shares in owner of the Rosemont copper project in Arizona are dumped.

Capstone Mining gains on life-of-mine extension

The Pinto Valley copper mine in Arizona was supposed to stop producing in 2018.

Lawmakers stall vote on bill that will open door to US largest copper mine

Resolution Copper mine —a 55%-45% joint venture between Rio Tinto and BHP— is expected to create 3,700 direct and indirect jobs and bring over $61 billion in economic benefits to Arizona over its 66-year life.

Rio Tinto, BHP a step closer to open US largest copper mine

If approved, Resolution Copper mine is expected to create 3,700 direct and indirect jobs and bring $61.4 billion in economic benefits to Arizona.

Shares in Vancouver junior down 55% after mothballing Arizona mine

American Bonanza Gold shares tanked on Friday in heavy volumes, after the company announced its Copperstone mine in Arizona is being placed on care and maintenance.

Energy Fuels Inc. to open second uranium mine in Arizona

Pinenut will start up at the end of May or beginning of June.

Gold coins a safer, more valuable investment: CME Group

CEO Terrence Duffy says the current market situation is pushing people to invest on “tangible, real” gold.

Arizona governor vetoes gold and silver as legal tender

Jan Brewer said approving the measure could cause the state to lose tax revenue.

Arizona to be second state in the US to legally accept gold, silver as tender

The law, however, would not force businesses to accept either of them as a form of payment.

Exploration in Arizona's potash rich Holbrook Basin moving forward

All this signifies that the Holbrook basin potash deposits should be taken seriously.

American Bonanza's Copperstone gold mine progress

The focus over the recent period has been on increasing ore output from the underground mine and accelerating the development mining.

Bonanza Goldfields to initiate gold mining operations due to new financing agreement

"We are extremely pleased as this financing agreement with Tonaquint will enable Bonanza to rapidly advance from exploration to gold mining production before year's end," said Michael Stojsavljevich, President and CEO of Bonanza Goldfields Corporation.

Augusta Resources off to the races after environment permit granted for massive Tucson copper mine

Augusta Resource jumped more than 10% on Monday after announcing it has received an air quality permit for its Rosemont mine in Arizona which could by itself account for about 10% of annual US copper output once in production in 2015.

Equinox purchases the remaining 60% interest in Copper Queen property

The company has purchased the remaining 60% interest in the Copper Queen property, a 353.7 acre tract of 26 federal patented mining claims on private land immediately adjacent to the Binghampton Property.

Regal Resources announces revocation of cease trade order by principal regulator

As a result of Regal Resources failing to file its interim financial report within the prescribed time period, the British Columbia Securities Commission, ordered that all trading in Regal's common shares cease.