Economic Impact

Resolution Copper is developing one of the world’s largest untapped copper deposits in Arizona’s Copper Triangle. Once in operation, the mine could supply up to one-quarter of the nation’s copper demand.

So what does it mean for the people of Arizona? For starters, it will create thousands of new jobs that will boost economic growth and provide taxes to fund vital services.

Let’s take a closer look.

Creating New Jobs

When the mine is fully operational, Resolution Copper expects to directly employ about 1,500 workers, paying around $134 million per year in total compensation. The project will also generate approximately 2,200 indirect jobs, meaning it could support some 3,700 jobs and $270 million per year in total compensation at full production. And the Resolution Copper Apprentice Program is training more local workers to fill these positions.

Boosting the Local Economy

Studies show Resolution Copper could produce up to $61 billion in economic value for Arizona over the 60-year life of the project. Resolution Copper will boost state and local tax revenues by between $88 million and $113 million per year, while the federal government could see an extra $200 million in tax revenues per year.

Delivering Vital Fuel for American Innovation

Copper is an essential component in mobile devices, medical equipment and clean energy technologies, and demand is growing worldwide. In fact, the World Bank estimates global copper demand could rise by 200% by 2050. Having a steady home-grown copper supply will be a competitive advantage for US manufacturing companies.

Driving the Clean Energy Economy

We’ll not only provide renewable energy manufacturers with American copper they need to build new products, but Resolution Copper will utilize clean energy to power our operations.­

Creating Local Jobs

Our Work

Understanding of a Unique Native Plant Species in Arizona

At Resolution Copper, we take special care to proactively minimize environmental impacts of the project and we do that in consultation

Vandalism at Oak Flat

A member of the Resolution Copper team discovered that a number of crosses located at the Oak Flat Campground had been removed from their place and left on site. We are dismayed by this disrespectful act and have notified the U.S. Forest Service of the incident.

Protecting a Unique Cultural Resource: The Emory Oak

Emory oak acorns (Quercus emoryi) are a critical component of Western Apache cultural heritage. Not only are the acorns a traditional source of food

Helping an Endangered Prickly Plant to Thrive

At Resolution Copper, we take special care to proactively minimize environmental impacts of the project and we do that in consultation

Communities receive renewable drinking water

Native American communities in eastern Arizona will benefit from a new source of clean drinking water through a project sponsored by Resolution Copper

From Milkweed to Monarchs

Monarch butterflies need mountain forests in Mexico for winter habitat, which are under pressure for competing use by tourism and agriculture. In the U.S. monarch butterflies need milkweed toto reproduce and feed, but milkweeds are under

Arizonans Support New Copper Production

New poll commissioned by Resolution Copper and conducted by OH Predictive Insights (OHPI) finds that support for a mine in the region

Vandalism at Oak Flat

We were saddened to hear of the thoughtless vandalism at Oak Flat. As a company, we have been committed to engagements and consultation with the Native American Tribes that have ancestral ties to the area. Through this dialogue

Water Use Statement

"Resolution Copper has already spent tens of millions of dollars to store enough surface water in the ground to sustain our operations for decades, which will result in a net zero impact to the groundwater when the stored water is recovered."