Fitz: We’re Rosemont, and we have a mile-wide crater to sell to you
David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star | March 3, 2012
We’re Augusta Resource Corp. We’re just like you, only we wear lab coats, skinny ties and plaid hard hats because we’re Canadians. We’re the good folks behind Rosemont Copper Mine.
This mining thing is new for us. Our resume is as blank as the pristine mountainside we’re hoping to crush into copper ore. As your American Gen. George Armstrong Custer said, “There’s a first time for everything,” and this is it.
Opponents say our mine would devastate tourism and deplete the water supply. That it would have negative long-term effects. Let’s examine some of their objections: