Date: 4 Nov 2019, 9:00 AM - 8 Nov 2019, 5:00 PM
Arizona Mining Mission: 4 - 8 November
Why Participate in Austmine's Arizona Mining Mission?
||Gain exclusive operational insights during site tours of the Resolution Copper project and Freeport McMoRan's Morenci mine
||Structured meetings and presentation opportunities to assist in building connections with executives and decision-makers of mining companies
||Gain first-hand information on the Arizona mining sector and technology needs from companies such as Freeport McMoran, Rio Tinto, Hudbay Minerals ASARCO, Grupo Mexico and KGHM
||Find avenues to implement your solutions and services in a market with great potential for Australian METS
||Participate in unparalleled networking opportunities to expand your contacts in Arizona
Following successful base and precious metals missions to Nevada in recent years, Austmine is pleased to launch our first Arizona Mining Mission.
Airzona is well established as the leading producer of copper in the United States, accounting for over 60% of copper produced in the US since 1970 (U.S. Geological Survey, 2019). Although Arizona is known for its copper production, there are a multitude of other metallic and industrial deposits in the region, including gold, silver, zinc, molybdenum, stone and sand.
There are over 380 active mines or development projects in the state, with significant mineral deposits for further exploration in the future. Major operators in the region include Freeport McMoRan, Rio Tinto/BHP, Grupo Mexico, ASARCO and KGHM.
The program for this mission will include a mix of mine site visits, head office meetings, presentation opportunities, networking events and market briefings. Austmine has put together a program to help you develop relationships with key mining companies, such as Freeport McMoRan, Rio Tinto, ASARCO and KGHM, along with major engineering firms and contractors, local associations, government and other suppliers.
Resolution Copper project
A joint venture by Rio Tinto (55%) and BHP(45%), it is one of the largest undeveloped copper projects in the world and has the potential to become one of the world´s largest and most competitive copper mines. Resolution Copper Mining will use block panel cave mining and will be the deepest block cave (~2km deep) and one of the hottest underground mines in the world. This will be achieved by extending an existing shaft, developed for the historic Magma mine, from its current depth of 1.5km to 2.1km depth. This is a highly complex and challenging mining activity due to space restriction, potential excessive groundwater and poor ventilation. This work is expected to commence in CY2019. Resolution has an indicated and inferred resource of 1.78 billion tonnes at 1.53% copper. Once in production, the mine is expected to supply almost a quarter of US demand for the metal for 40 years.
Freeport McMoran’s Morenci Mine
One of the largest copper reserves in the United States and in the world, having estimated reserves of 3.2 billion tonnes of ore grading 0.16% copper. Morenci is an open-pit copper mining complex that has been in continuous operation since 1939 and previously was mined through underground workings. The Morenci mine is a porphyry copper deposit that has oxide, secondary sulfide mineralization, and primary sulfide mineralization. The Morenci operation consists of two concentrators capable of milling 115,000 metric tons of ore per day (mtd), which produce copper and molybdenum concentrate; a 68,000 mtd, crushed-ore leach pad and stacking system; a low-grade run-of-mine (ROM) leaching system; four SX plants; and three EW tank houses that produce copper cathode.
Mission Fee & Registration:
Austmine Members: $3,300 + GST per company (max.1 attendee per company)
Non-Members: This mission is only open to Austmine members
The mission fee does not include flights (international & domestic), accommodation and meals and visa fees. Places are strictly limited to 12 attendees and is on a first come, first serve basis.
To express interest and for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or select the enquire now button above.
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Additional Austmine Services:
Along with setting the agenda for the mission and liaising with mining companies on site visits and meetings, Austmine provides a range of additional services to help you get the most from your mission. This includes:
- Pre-mission briefing to bring you up to speed on the market and provide insights into maximising your attendance
- Group bookings of accommodation and charter flights
- Support and advice for marketing materials and presentations for the delegation
- Post-mission intelligence, reports and information collected throughout the mission
Key Commodities: Copper, molybdenum, gold, silver, lime, uranium, coal
Freeport McMoRan - Morenci, Safford, Bagdad, Miami and Sierrita
ASARCO - Ray, Mission and Silver Bell
KGHM - Carlota
Capstone Mining - Pinto Valley
Rio Tinto/BHP - Resolution Copper
South 32 - Hermosa
Florence Copper - Florence Copper mine
Hudbay Minerals - Rosemont
Northern Vertex - Moss mine
Regal Resources - Sunnyside
Excelsior Mining Corp - Gunnison Project
Industry Associations & Mining Bodies:
Arizona Mining Association
Trade Shows & Conferences:
Annual Meeting of the SME
Date: 4 Nov 2019, 9:00 AM - 8 Nov 2019, 5:00 PM