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Copper at the Crossroads Part 3: 'That Mine Was My Mother'

Former San Manuel Mine worker recalls his days underground, and how the mine helped him provide for his family

Site of the proposed Rosemont copper mine, looking north from a ridge line south of the site.

Copper at the Crossroads Part 2: To Dig or Not to Dig?

Both sides weigh in over the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine southeast of Tucson

Copper at the Crossroads Part 1: The Miracle Metal

Series starts with a look at copper's past and present and how it came to be an economic driver in Arizona

'Some Thrived, Some Died'

New book chronicles the history of Arizona mining towns past and present.

Final Forest Service Rosemont Impact Meeting Scheduled

Coronado plans final public comment meeting on company's proposal to put tailings piles on forest land

Rosemont Copper Denied County Air Quality Permit

Company vows to continue application process for proposed open-pit mine.

Author Says Global Appetites Fueling New West Boom

The "old west" economy roars back as the "new west" economy of tourism suffers from recession.

Politicos Push Proposed Superior Copper Mine

Opponents say the planned underground mine won't create the jobs supporters say it will.

Public Comment Open On Rosemont Mine Air Quality Permit

County environmental officials seek public input before deciding on air permit for proposed copper mine.

Slideshow: Scenes From Arizona's Copper Industry

Selected images from the "Copper At The Crossroads" radio series

Forest Service Circulates First Rosemont Enviro Statement

Early draft of report suggests mine approval, but cautions against air and water impacts

Tailings Dust Under The Microscope

Ultra fine dust is the subject of a study, which includes tailings from the Mission Mine near Tucson

Weighing Both Sides Of Oak Flat

Company proposes underground copper mine east of Superior

A Visit To The Ray Mine

Sights and sounds from the huge open pit copper mine north of Tucson

Rare Orchid Has Delayed Key Rosemont Environmental Assessment

Forest Service to release review soon, as environmental group petitions for orchid protection

Construction Trade Group Among Endorsers of Rosemont Mine

Group director says his clients need the work the mine will bring

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