Florence Copper is located in the
historic Copper Corridor of Arizona – a region steeped in copper mining history. The project offers a unique
opportunity to provide strong economic benefits to the community of Florence
and the state of Arizona with minimal environmental impact. During
its lifetime, Florence Copper is estimated to create close to 500 jobs for
Pinal County and generate $3.4 billion in economic activity for the state of
The Florence Copper deposit is rare. Unlike most copper deposits, this one is naturally porous and shattered, which allows the copper to be extracted with minimal environmental impact.
Currently, Florence Copper is operating its Production Test Facility (PTF). The PTF is a one to two year demonstration of in-situ copper recovery. This state-of-the-art method requires no open pit, no tunneling, no blasting, no waste dumps, and none of the large equipment typically associated with traditional mining activity. The first copper cathode was produced in April 2019.
Once the mining process is complete, the land will look much as it does today and can be used in a variety of ways: parkland, residential, commercial or manufacturing activities, or simply returned to its natural desert landscape.