Monday, April 4, 2011
I received, via email, this promotional video about the proposed Rosemont Copper mine in Pima County, Arizona, and decided to post it. In some ways, it's a typical coroporate PR video, with an overly bright, cheery voice in the background — worth watching, neverthless. We used to view a lot of things like this at Former Mining Company: movies telling us how great the company was, how great our mines were, how great our hiring practices were, etc. Is there some reason these PR vids can't be made by real people? The real people in the video are, for the most part, much better spokespeople for the mine, IMO, than the PR voice that talks mostly about the nice day, pleasant festivities, and good food.
The fact booklet, made by the same PR company, is worth reading: it goes into some of the uses of copper, why we need it now, and why we will continue to need it in the future. If you are reading this blog post, you are using copper.
Rosemont Copper is a project of Augusta Resource Corporation. To learn more about Rosemont, see these posts at Arizona Geology, and read this pro and con list at Green Valley News & Sun.
I make my living through mining and through exploration to find ore for mining, and I don't find open pits as unsightly or unpleasant as some apparently do. In fact, I find them fascinating — small or large, active or inactive, old or new — and they are great places to see geology exposed in a three-dimensional setting.