Copper is the gateway to strategic and critical minerals

While Resolution Copper will be capable of producing up to 25% of U.S. copper demand each year, the mine will also be a tremendous source of other strategic and critical minerals that are essential to helping the United States enable the energy transition domestically.

State of critical minerals

Domestically mined and refined strategic and critical minerals are needed for the United States to reach its clean energy goals, bolster supply chain resiliency, and boost national security. However, the United States is currently heavily reliant on imported critical minerals at a time when the world is transitioning to a clean energy economy. Although global demand for critical minerals is set to skyrocket by 400-600 percent over the next several decades,1 the United States is increasingly dependent on foreign supplies for many of the processed versions of these minerals.

Resolution Copper is part of the solution.

Overseas development and dominance of the critical mineral industry places the United States at a strategic disadvantage, and projects like Resolution Copper are needed to meet current needs and future demands.

In addition to copper, Resolution Copper will also be a tremendous source of other strategic and critical minerals. Resolution Copper can be a domestic source of at least seven other strategic and critical minerals that are found in the mine’s deposit. These minerals can be used in a variety of materials and technologies ranging from semiconductors to solar panels to electric vehicles; all of which are essential to the clean energy transition and national security.

Superior’s role in the energy transition

Resolution Copper is more than a mine. It’s a team of dedicated people working toward the common goal of providing the strategic minerals and metals needed to power everyday life.

Resolution Copper is made up of people who live and work in the Copper Triangle, Copper Corridor, and nearby tribal communities. We are proud that the town of Superior, Arizona is playing such an important role in supplying the critical materials needed for United States national security and the energy transition.

Our Work

Successful Completion of No. 9 Shaft Sinking Galloway Project

We are thrilled to announce the successful completion of the No. 9 Shaft Sinking Galloway project, a critical endeavor that brings the No. 9 Shaft up to the 2024 standards of Resolution Copper, Rio Tinto, and Redpath. This project was essential to ensure the safe deepening of No. 9 Shaft, involving comprehensive structural and electrical upgrades.

Resolution Copper 2023 Yearend Review

Throughout my career with Resolution Copper, I have been constantly impressed by the hundreds of people who keep the operation running, and 2023 was no different. In becoming President and General Manager in March 2023, I’ve continued to see the best of our team


Representatives from Resolution Copper and communities and organizations sign Good Neighbor Agreement

Statement regarding Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals en banc ruling in the Apache Stronghold v. United States

We welcome the Ninth Circuit’s decision to uphold the lower court’s ruling.

Arizona’s mining potential noticed by national energy and Congressional leaders

The Copper State has seen increased interest from industry leaders and government representatives as the push to bolster American mining capabilities gains momentum.

Resolution Copper owners’ partner to develop state-of-the-art water conservation technology

Resolution Copper owners BHP and Rio Tinto partner to develop state-of-the-art water conservation technology

Women in Mining

At Resolution Cooper, women are leading efforts to support nearly 25% of the United States’ annual copper demand, providing a material that is integral to daily life and enabling the energy transition. While mining is typically seen as a male dominated field, women at Resolution Copper are making their mark on the mining industry and paving the way for future generations of woman miners. It starts at the top with Vicky Peacey, President and General Manager of Resolution Copper

Good Luck Scholarship Students

With school starting this month across the State of Arizona, Resolution Copper wishes our fifteen 2023 scholarship recipients good luck as they begin their collegiate careers at Central Arizona College, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Pima Community College, University of Arizona, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, Grand Canyon University, and Universal Technical Institute

Resolution Copper Receives Rocky Mountain Mining Institute Safety Award For Second Year In A Row

Resolution Copper accepted the Rocky Mountain Mining Institute’s (RMMI) 2023 Safety Award for Small Underground Mine. For the second year in a row, Resolution Copper is identified as the safest among