Why Copper Matters

Copper is needed to meet clean energy goals, bolster supply chain resiliency and boost national security. Copper is also integral to everyday society, as it is used in virtually every electronic device made today, including the one you’re using to read this text. Copper is also used in plumbing to keep clean water flowing free of toxins and wiring to maintain comfortably warm and cool climates indoors.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal needs copper to achieve its big goals, as the law has called for the following:

  • 250,000 electric vehicle charging stations – requires ~10 million pounds of copper
  • $2.5 billion for low-emission vehicles – requires ~6 million pounds of copper
  • $2.5 billion for electric school buses – requires ~3 million pounds of copper
  • $15 billion for lead service line replacement – requires ~53-93 million pounds of copper

Copper is also 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.

Put simply – we need copper. With estimates for global copper demand from wind, solar, electric vehicles and battery applications expected to increase by 600%-900% by 2030, it is critical that projects like Resolution Copper are approved to bolster the United States’ copper supply.

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