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Department of Defense awards $20 million to South32 for accelerated manganese production

Funding aims to boost domestic supply and expedite ore delivery by up to two years at the Hermosa Project near Patagonia.

Rep. Grijalva calls for extension of public scoping period for Hermosa Mine Project

He emphasizes importance of language inclusivity in a letter to the US Forest Service.

Forest Service begins public scoping period for South32 Hermosa Mine Project

If approved the mine will supply zinc and manganese.

Uranium is being mined near the Grand Canyon as prices soar and the US pushes for more nuclear power

The largest uranium producer in the United States is ramping up work at a mine less than 10 miles from the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Federal government allocates $475 million for clean energy projects on mine lands nationwide

The Morenci and Safford copper mines will recieve some of the funding.

The life and loves of virtuoso Maria Callas explored in the play "Master Class".

Also on Arizona Spotlight: The International Uranium Film Festival returns to Tucson; the comedy of Elliot Glicksman; and "Stories That Soar!" looks at how children cope with depression.

How Apache Stronghold's fight to protect Oak Flat in central Arizona has played out over the years

Resolution Copper, a subsidiary of international mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP, wants to develop the large deposit of copper ore deep under Oak Flat into a massive mine.

A US appeals court ruling could allow mine development on Oak Flat, land sacred to Apaches

Wendsler Nosie, who has led Apache Stronghold’s fight, vowed to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Canadian company conducting exploratory drilling on state-leased land in the Willcox Playa

Some locals have raised concerns about water and other environmental impacts.

Arizona secures $10.3 million investment for ecosystem restoration

The federal investment strengthens conservation efforts and combats invasive threats

Santa Cruz County greenlights consultant for Hermosa Mine Project, sparks debate on environmental priorities

Stephanie Smith’s appointment calls for a pause, demanding a thorough evaluation of Hermosa Mine’s community and environmental impact

South32 Hermosa Project releases Mine Plan of Operations

Notice of Intent to prepare Environmental Impact Statement expected in May

ADEQ proposes Air Quality permit for Mine near Patagonia

Locals oppose the South32 Hermosa mine, state concerns of manganese exposure.

New project developments underway for South32 Hermosa project

Mining company addresses community health, workforce development and transparency in Hermosa critical minerals project

Water and Copper: How mining's history follows Arizona's feelings about water use in the state

Mining was Arizona's first billion-dollar industry. As we consider our state's economic drivers and their water use, we ask not only how much water goes into mining but what its aftermath does to water.

Virtual reality brings mining closer for UA students

The technology delivers the clearest image for those wishing to experience mining remotely.

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