While the proposed Rosemont mine is currently our main area of focus, we do keep and eye on other mining proposals in southern Arizona, and we will post information about other mine proposals on this page. However, for more detailed information and the most current info on mining in the Patagonia Mountains, please see our partner organization, Patagonia Area Resources Alliance’s website at www.parawatchdogs.org.
Leaking Historic Patagonia Arizona Mines
Here is a video on the leaking underground mines in the Patagonia Mountain. This video underscores the long-term environmental legacy of mining and consequences to future generations.
New mineral exploration in the Patagonia Mountains
The Patagonia, Arizona area is presently the location of MULTIPLE mineral explorations from foreign mining companies with plans for open-pit mines on our public lands all within ten miles of our town center. The PARA Watchdogs are concerned about the impacts these mines and exploratory drilling projects would have on our water, our ecosystem, our roads and our air quality. We’re also concerned about impacts to our recreation and tourism industry, which is a large, growing and sustainable source of income for our businesses and economy.
Area Mining/Drilling Proposals and Projects
North American Potash Developments, Inc. (TSX-Venture: NPD, Frankfurt: 30Z) – Developing Proposal
Wildcat Silver (TSX:WS) – Current Drilling Project
Oz Explorations (OZL; OXFLY) – Proposed Exploratory Drilling Project
Regal Resources (CSNX: RGR) – Proposed Exploratory Drilling Project