Viability of In-Situ Leaching of the Resolution Copper Deposit, Superior, Arizona
Due to the nature of the Resolution Copper deposit (ore mineralogy, depth, host rock hydrogeologic characteristics), in-situ mining is not reasonable, practicable or technically feasible for the large majority of the copper minerals that comprise the Resolution ore body. As such this method would not meet the purpose and need associated with the Resolution Copper Mine Plan of Operations analyzed in the DEIS.
M3 Engineering and Technology Corporation. 2020. Viability of In-Situ Leaching of the Resolution Copper Deposit, Superior, Arizona. Revision P2. Project No. M3-PN190368. Chandler, Arizona: M3 Engineering and Technology Corporation. July 13.
Email Address Created for Land Exchange Questions
The Southwestern Region Office of Lands and Minerals Management is overseeing and administering the land exchange and appraisal process which includes the 2,422-acre Oak Flat Federal Parcel. All questions about the land exchange and appraisal process should be emailed to SM.FS.firstname.lastname@example.org
Programmatic Agreement Info
To comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Tonto National Forest developed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) and included it in Volume 5, Appendix O of the final EIS. The PA was created in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, tribes and other consulting parties. The PA contains an agreed upon process for identifying, evaluating and addressing adverse effects to historic properties associated with this undertaking.
To review Volume 5 and the PA, Download Vol 5 PDF, 27 MB.