Why Copper Matters

Copper is integral to our lives. This valuable mineral is used in plumbing to keep clean water flowing free of toxins and wiring so that we are warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Copper circuits connect us to the world through our mobile devices. It is a critical element in virtually every electronic device made today, including the one you’re using to read this text.

Copper is the new green, a key ingredient in the wind and solar energy industries. It is 100% recyclable, and as an efficient conductor of electricity, it helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, for every ton of CO2 emitted from the production of copper, we reduce greenhouse gases by 2,000 tons.

Copper is known for its antimicrobial benefits. Copper saves lives and money by killing harmful bacteria. Antimicrobial copper surfaces help reduce the spread of germs and infection by 80%. Copper surfaces can also reduce infection rates by more than 50%. That’s why more hospitals are installing copper surfaces every day around the world.

Our Work

Understanding of a Unique Native Plant Species in Arizona

At Resolution Copper, we take special care to proactively minimize environmental impacts of the project and we do that in consultation

Vandalism at Oak Flat

A member of the Resolution Copper team discovered that a number of crosses located at the Oak Flat Campground had been removed from their place and left on site. We are dismayed by this disrespectful act and have notified the U.S. Forest Service of the incident.

Protecting a Unique Cultural Resource: The Emory Oak

Emory oak acorns (Quercus emoryi) are a critical component of Western Apache cultural heritage. Not only are the acorns a traditional source of food

Helping an Endangered Prickly Plant to Thrive

At Resolution Copper, we take special care to proactively minimize environmental impacts of the project and we do that in consultation

Communities receive renewable drinking water

Native American communities in eastern Arizona will benefit from a new source of clean drinking water through a project sponsored by Resolution Copper

From Milkweed to Monarchs

Monarch butterflies need mountain forests in Mexico for winter habitat, which are under pressure for competing use by tourism and agriculture. In the U.S. monarch butterflies need milkweed toto reproduce and feed, but milkweeds are under

Arizonans Support New Copper Production

New poll commissioned by Resolution Copper and conducted by OH Predictive Insights (OHPI) finds that support for a mine in the region

Vandalism at Oak Flat

We were saddened to hear of the thoughtless vandalism at Oak Flat. As a company, we have been committed to engagements and consultation with the Native American Tribes that have ancestral ties to the area. Through this dialogue

Water Use Statement

"Resolution Copper has already spent tens of millions of dollars to store enough surface water in the ground to sustain our operations for decades, which will result in a net zero impact to the groundwater when the stored water is recovered."