Critics at public meeting blast Rosemont Mine plan

Jun 16, 2008 Full story: Green Valley News & Sun 12

A proposed copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains took a verbal beating Saturday from residents of Sahuarita, Green Valley, Vail, Tucson, Corona de Tucson and the Highway 83 area.

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Maple Grove, MN

#1 Jun 16, 2008
Keep it up, folks. Once the mountains are raped they will never recover. It is time that the almighty dollar takes a back seat to the Almighty's creations! G

Since: Apr 07

Hermosillo, Mexico

#2 Jun 17, 2008
No it's obtaining copper to make mundane things like copper wire - that is if you use electricity . amazing how much copper goes into constructing a wind farm or solar farm . Then of course you have your fridge, freezer, television and on . Oh I forgot your automobile .

Now for your information - your "almighty" put the mineral deposits where they are so man could harvest the riches of the earth and put them to use to better your quality of life . In reality it all goes back to plate tectonics with attendant uplift. downdrop and good old erosion .


Maple Grove, MN

#3 Jun 23, 2008
So let's destroy the mountains in Canada instesd.

Since: Apr 07

Hermosillo, Mexico

#4 Jun 25, 2008
Typical gringo - NOT in my backyard. SORRY but that's where the deposit is and that's where it will be mined .

Any large Cu / skarn / porphyry deposit in Canada that is considered to "economically viable " is in production or in the planning stages.

You did not confirm that you had renounced all items that use, in part, copper. Makes one wonder if you are a : I want the "good life" but don't mine in my backyard kind of a person".

Since: Apr 07

Hermosillo, Mexico

#5 Jun 25, 2008
Gayle :

Mining does not destroy mountains . It could be termed an " Altitude Adjustment" whereas perhaps a person of your mindset could do with an Attitude Adjustment.

You have a good one now.


Chanhassen, MN

#6 Jun 26, 2008
If the company is a Canadian company, they should mine in Canada. If you think that mining doesn't destroy mopuntains, take a look at the " mountains" on the west side of Green Valley, now sand dunes with sparse replacement greenery. Not knowing what my attitude is or if I am "gringo", your speculating talents fall short.

Denver, CO

#7 Jun 30, 2008
Gayle- Take you NIMBY attitude, and just shut up.

I live on an old mine, 9000 feet up in the real mountains of CO. Groundwater is fine, the land has recovered, the animal/plant life thriving.

I love the "let 'em mine in Canada" line. I'll bite - I propose a new idea: ALL materials used by Americans must be mined or exracted from the US. Let's see the new mining boom that would start. And this mine could help.

Since: Apr 07

Hermosillo, Mexico

#8 Jul 6, 2008
Hi Gayle : Hope you are having a good 4th weekend.

One small item that you forgot to address in your posting:

""""" "You did not confirm that you had renounced all items that use, in part, copper. Makes one wonder if you are a : I want the "good life" but don't mine in my backyard kind of a person"."" """

Also you have something against sand dunes ? Great place for 4Wheelers . No don't tell me you are against them .

As for your attitude and whether your are one of those "ugly Americans / gringo feo " I could care less .

By the way who do you want to acquire control of Asarco - Mexicans or Indians ?

Since: Apr 07

Hermosillo, Mexico

#9 Jul 6, 2008
Hi engineer : Good to hear from you . How's fishing ? Must be a real battle these days with costs of materials for mining . Prices for iron ore and coal appear to have been finally settled at astronomical levels for this year . At $145/ barrel the price of oil does no one any favors - except the producers and perhaps Gayle if she has gone back to the good ole life style of a hunter-gatherer.

Hope your having a good 4th . Finally had a few drops of rain . all it did was raise the humidity so the 40C temperatures are a bit sticky. Big gatherings at the river as it had water flowing in ir. Water was from rains in the Sierras .

Take care


Avondale, AZ

#10 Jul 6, 2008
It seems the only thing that would stop the mining for copper in the Santa Rita's is if they accidentally strike oil. Then it will be shut down faster than you can blink!

Chanhassen, MN

#11 Jul 15, 2008
Glad to hear that engineer is fishing away on reclaimed mine land. It rains in CO doesn't it? More than in AZ? Could produce a different topography? Don't see us doing too much fishing in the dunes of Green Valley. I think I would like my backyard to remain pristine. Problem with that?

Littleton, CO

#12 Jul 24, 2008
Gayle - unless you live in a mud hut you built yourself, hunt and gather for food, no electricity, no computer, no cell phone... YES, I have a big problem with NIMBYs. You are just as big a part of the problem as the mining companies are... without consumers, there would be no demand, no mines.

I could (and have) lived a life more akin to 100 years ago. No water for 4 months in the winter will teach you how nice life is today. Could you live that way?

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