Take a Tour
Get a first hand look at the project
We offer free public tours of our surface operations on two Fridays per month October through April.
Get a sense of the Resolution Copper project with a 3-hour surface tour of our West Plant grounds adjacent to the Town of Superior, Arizona, and our East Plant site at Oak Flat. Tours also include a quick introductory visit to the nearby Boyce Thompson Arboretum for a broader perspective on the region’s environment and history, followed by a final stop at the Superior Historical Society’s Bob Jones Museum for a look at the town’s rich mining legacy.
At our West Plant, you’ll see our work to reclaim the historic Magma Copper mine tailings area, smelter and smokestack, as well as the entrance to the Never Sweat Tunnel and our Water Treatment Plant.
After the stop at West Plant, you’ll visit our East Plant where the Never Sweat Tunnel leads. There you’ll see the head frames of the No. 9 Shaft and No. 10 Shaft to learn more about the underground mining process and the future of the project. Underground mine access is not permitted.
Brief visits to Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Bob Jones Museum will provide a deeper understanding of Resolution Copper’s historical context and commitment to environmental stewardship. We limit each tour to eight people to allow participants an opportunity to interact and ask questions with our staff.
*Note: Closed-toe shoes are required for the tour. Hard hats and safety glasses are provided for the duration of the tour. Water is provided. We recommend bringing a snack in case you get hungry during the 3-hour excursion. Guests must be at least 18 years old.
To reserve spaces on a tour, please review the tour schedule below and contact Ericka Vasquez at 520-689-3375 or via email. Dates are filling fast!
2018 Tour Schedule – Remaining Open Dates:
October 12, October 26, December 7, December 28
2019 Tour Schedule – Remaining Open Dates:
January 25, February 15, March 22, April 12, April 26
*Booked dates have been removed from the schedule.