Monday, June 01, 2009
Rosemont copper mine reclamation plan now available
The Rosemont Copper Mine Reclamation Plan is now available for public viewing at the AZGS offices in Tucson. The Plan was submitted to the Arizona State Mine Inspector in Phoenix, which is the agency responsible to review and approve it. They are seeking public comments on the Plan.
Because the mine is near Tucson and interest is so high, AZGS offered to assist the Mine Inspector's office and serve as a local repository for the Plan.
It's available for examination in the AZGS Library, from 8 am - 5 pm, M-F. Pages can be copied for 15 cents each. The report is hundreds of pages, with many fold-out maps. [right, project site location map, from the Reclamation Plan]
The Mine Inspector has scanned many of the sections and posted them online at http://asmi.az.gov/documents_forms/default.asp
The reclamation plan is just one of many actions that must be approved before the mine can proceed.
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