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-April. The next season of tours starts up again in 2020, and those dates will be on this page along with a registration form as soon as they are available.
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 closer 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, 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 at Oak Flat where the Never Sweat Tunnel leads. There you’ll see the headframes 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 a requirement for the tour. Approximately 30 minutes of the tour consists of walking and another hour requires standing outside, so please wear comfortable shoes. Bottled water provided. We recommend bringing a snack should you get hungry during the 3-hour excursion. Guests must be at least 18 years old, and a liability waiver must be signed to attend.
The next season of tours starts up again in 2020, and those dates will be posted on this page along with a registration form as soon as they become available. In the meantime, sign up for email alerts on our homepage. We will send out an update about the tour schedule to email subscribers.