Appendix H

These documents include technical reports, memorandum, scientific journal articles, and others cited in the General Plan of Operations - Volume 3 - Appendix H (GPO). They are available for download as PDF files wherever possible.

Environmental issues have become important, if not critical, factors in the success of proposed mining projects worldwide. In an ongoing and intense public debate about mining and its perceived environmental impacts, the mining industry points out that there are many examples of environmentally responsible mining currently being carried out.

SGS was contracted by Resolution Copper Mining LLC (Resolution) to complete environmental and geotechnical characterization of tailings generated during pilot plant (PP) testing of Cu/Mo ore from the Resolution Copper property located at Superior, Arizona (SGS Project reference No. 12074-001). The purpose of the environmental test program was to assess the geochemical, acid rock drainage (ARD), contaminant release and geotechnical properties associated with the tailings materials.

This data summary report summarizes laboratory testing procedures and test results that were completed on concentrate produced during mineral processing, feedstock material, and metallurgical testing (rougher, cleaner, and whole) tailings produced from the lock cycle float tests.

This letter report describes the static geochemical testing carried out on cleaner and scavenger tailing slurries. The static testing program is designed to provide data on the short term geochemical behavior of the tailings solid phase as well as an indication of the quality of associated process waters.

The chemical composition of natural water is derived from many different sources of solutes, including gases and aerosols from the atmosphere, weathering and erosion of rocks and soil, solution or precipitation reactions occurring below the land surface, and cultural effects resulting from human activities. Broad interrelationships among these processes and their effects can be discerned by application of principles of chemical thermodynamics.

This report is the 2012-2013 annual report on the field testing program for Resolution tailings. It also represents the conclusion of the project and the final evaluation of the leachate trends. The testing program, developed by Golder Associates Inc. (Golder) with Geochimica (Golder/Geochimica), included cleaner and scavenger tailings from the proposed Resolution Copper Project.

This technical memorandum presents the results from the 43-week extended kinetic geochemical characterization program of scavenger tailings for the Resolution Copper Project conducted by Golder Associates (Golder). The program was carried out to evaluate the environmental stability of the tailings and supplement the static testing program reported in Golder 2007.

This technical memorandum presents the results from the 20-week kinetic geochemical characterization program of cleaner and scavenger tailings for the Resolution Copper Project conducted by Golder Associates (Golder). The program was carried out to evaluate the environmental stability of the tailings and supplement the static testing program reported on in a previous document (Golder 2007).

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