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. All tours for 2018 and the spring of 2019 are booked. If you reserved a spot, tours begin promptly at 12:45 pm inside our Mine Information Office at 402 W. Main Street, Superior, AZ 85173. Tours last 3 hours.
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, 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 at Oak Flat 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. Approximately 30 minutes of the tour consists of walking and another hour requires standing outside, so please wear comfortable shoes. Bottled 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, and a liability waiver must be signed in order to attend.
Tour dates for 2018 and the spring of 2019 have all been booked. The next season of tours starts up again in the fall of 2019, and those dates will be posted on this page along with a registration form at the end of the summer of 2019.