Resolution Copper West Plant site
After more than a decade of work and more than $40 million invested, Resolution Copper
has nearly finished reclaiming 130 acres of the old Magma Copper West Plant Site, situated
adjacent to the town of Superior, Arizona. When the company assumed control of the
Magma Mine in 2004, it was tasked with cleaning up and reclaiming the site.
The company’s primary objectives have been to protect human health and the
environment from legacy mining materials, restore the historic mine area to a more natural
and visually pleasing state and restore areas for brownfield reuse and
redevelopment. Resolution wanted to avoid repeating the practices of the past and ensure
sustainable development in the long term.
The challenge was cleaning up the past and at the same time building for the future by
developing one of the richest copper deposits in the world.