Technology Transfer Meeting    November 12, 2008
History	  and	  Ownership	        Helve3a	  and	  Rosemont	  Mining	  District	  !   Congress	  recognizes	  Helve3a	  and...
Rosemont	  Ownership	  !   Rosemont	  Copper	  Company	  is	  an	  Arizona	      Corpora3on	  and	  a	  wholly	  owned	  s...
Mine Plan of Operations!   Rosemont	  Copper	  submiKed	  the	  Mine	  Plan	  of	      Opera3ons	  to	  the	  US	  Forest	...
RosemontLand Ownership!   Mining	  Property:	       •  132	  patented	  claims,	  covering	          just	  under	  2,000	...
Rosemont Production                                                               Annual Metal                       Produ...
Economic Impact!   Rosemont	  Employment:	       •  500	  people	  directly	       •  1500	  people	  indirectly	  !   Ros...
Current Economic Impact for Local Firms!   Rosemont	  currently	  is	  using	  a	  number	  of	  local	  firms	  for	  engi...
Current Community Involvement Activities !   Rosemont	  has	  an	  ac3ve	  community	  involvement	  program	  suppor3ng	 ...
Thank youWe	  hope	  you	  enjoy	  the	  presenta3ons	  today.	  
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Rosemont Project Orientation

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A welcoming presentation given as orientation on the overall Rosemont Copper Project presented by Rosemont Copper. This presentation was given to the Forest Service and their contractors during technical transfer meetings in November 2008.

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Rosemont Project Orientation

  1. 1. Technology Transfer Meeting November 12, 2008
  2. 2. History  and  Ownership   Helve3a  and  Rosemont  Mining  District  !   Congress  recognizes  Helve3a  and   Rosemont  Mining  Districts  -­‐  1880  !   Southern  Arizona  led  the  na3on’s   copper  produc3on    -­‐  1900  !   Rosemont  District  mined    -­‐  1870   through  1950  !   First  mining  claims:   •  NarraganseK,  1879   •  Eclipse,  1884   •  Backbone,  1885   Old  Rosemont,  ca.  1900   Store  and  warehouse,  center;  !   Recent  History:   Rosemont  Hotel,  right. •  Banner  Mining  Company,  1961   •  Anamax,  1973  -­‐  1986   •  Asarco,  1988  -­‐  2004   •  Rosemont  Copper,  2005  
  3. 3. Rosemont  Ownership  !   Rosemont  Copper  Company  is  an  Arizona   Corpora3on  and  a  wholly  owned  subsidiary  of   Augusta  Resource  Corpora3on  !   Rosemont  Copper  Company  has  offices  in  Tucson   and  Denver  !   Augusta  Resource  Corpora3on  is  traded  on  the   American  and  the  Toronto  Stock  Exchanges  using  the   stock  symbol  AZC  
  4. 4. Mine Plan of Operations!   Rosemont  Copper  submiKed  the  Mine  Plan  of   Opera3ons  to  the  US  Forest  Service  on  July  11,  2007.    !   The  MPO  includes  the  Rosemont  Copper  project   progressive  design,  conserva3on,  and  sustainability   ini3a3ves.    !   The  MPO  consists  of  several  documents:   •  The  Mine  Plan  of  Opera3ons   •  The  Infrastructure  Plan   •  The  Reclama3on  Plan   •  Addi3onal  Informa3on  requested  by  the  Forest  Service  
  5. 5. RosemontLand Ownership!   Mining  Property:   •  132  patented  claims,  covering   just  under  2,000  acres   •  905  unpatented  claims,   covering  more  than  12,000   acres   •  Other  ranchlands  covering   approximately  800  acres  !   Ranching  Property:   •  Private  ranchland  property   covering  approximately  800   acres  (unpatented  mining   claims  cover  some  of  the   ranchlands)   •  Grazing  rights  for  30,000  acres  
  6. 6. Rosemont Production Annual Metal Product Production Copper Concentrate 220,000,000 pounds Copper Cathode 14,000,000 pounds Molybdenum Concentrate 5,000,000 pounds Silver 3,500,000 ounces Gold 15,000 ounces!   Sulfide  ore  processing  rate  =    75,000  tons  per  day  !   Oxide  ore  process  rates    =  51,000  tons  per  day  peak   (Year  1),  all  ore  placed  by  year  6  !   Mining  rate  =  322,000  tons  per  day   Mine  Plan  of  Opera.ons  /  Feasibility  Study  –  July  2007  
  7. 7. Economic Impact!   Rosemont  Employment:   •  500  people  directly   •  1500  people  indirectly  !   Rosemont  provides  5%  of  the  copper  used  in  the  US    !   Rosemont  will  provide  a  $487  million  annual  impact  to   Arizona’s  economy    !   Arizona  state  and  local  governments  will  receive   approximately  $589  million  in  taxes  over  the  life  of  the   mine  !   Federal  taxes  are  es3mated  at  $1.6  billion  over  the  life  of   the  mine  
  8. 8. Current Economic Impact for Local Firms!   Rosemont  currently  is  using  a  number  of  local  firms  for  engineering  and   other  por3ons  of  the  project  !   These  firms  employ  hundreds  of  people.  !   Some  of  those  firms  include:   •  M3  Engineering   •  Call  and  Nicholas   •  Geomechanics  Southwest   •  Mountain  States  R&D   •  DM  Engineering   •  Verizon   Interna3onal   •  SkylineLabs   •  Fedex-­‐Kinkos   •  Tetra  Tech   •  Securitas   •  Alphagraphics   •  AMEC   •  Western  Refining   •  Southwest  Explora3on   •  WestLand  Resources   •  Stantec   Services   •  Applied  Environmental   •  Cooper  Aerial   •  Turner  Laboratories   Consul3ng   •  Reprographics   •  E.L.  Montgomery  and   •  Verdad  Group,  L.L.C.   Associates   •  Physical  Resource   •  EPG   Laboratories   •  Strongpoint  Public  Rela3ons   •  Mountain  View  Tours   •  Metcon     •  Fennemore  Craig,  PC   •  Old  El  Paso  Barbecue   •  Boart  Longyear   •  Sonoran  Pump  Supply   •  Bonesteel   •  Lang  Drilling   •  Darling  Environmental  and   •  Navigant   •  Layne  Drilling   Survey   •  University  of  Arizona   •  Zonge  Geosciences,  Inc.  
  9. 9. Current Community Involvement Activities !   Rosemont  has  an  ac3ve  community  involvement  program  suppor3ng  local  chari3es  and   ac3vi3es.   !   We  hold  memberships  in  a  number  of  community  organiza3ons     !   Corporate  contribu3ons  support  primarily  educa3on,  the  extrac3ve  industries,   necessary  community  service,  or  involve  areas  around  our  site  of  opera3on     !   Examples  include:   •  The  Arizona  Trail   •  Community  Water  Company   •  Greater  Green  Valley   •  The  University  of  Arizona   •  Sahuarita  Rage  ASA  Fastpitch   Community  Founda3on   Athle3cs   •  Tucson  Regional  Economic   •  Teachers  Wish  List   Opportuni3es   •  The  University  of  Arizona   College  of  Engineering   •  Community  Food  Bank   •  Green  Valley  Rotary   •  Rocky  Mountain  Elk  Founda3on   •  El  Tour  de  Tucson   •  Volunteer  Center  of  Southern   •  Tucson  SME  Chapter   •  Arizona  CaKle  Growers   Arizona   •  Tucson  Hispanic  Chamber  of   •  Arizona-­‐Mexico  Commission   •  Chicanos  Por  La  Causa   Commerce   •  AMIGOS   •  Arizona  Opera   •  Metropolitan  Tucson  Chamber   •  Metropolitan  Pima  Alliance   •  Tucson  Rough  Riders   of  Commerce   •  Arizona  Geological  Society   •  SME  Diggers  &  Duffers  Golf   •  Green  Valley/Sahuarita   Tournament   Chamber  of  Commerce   •  Tucson  Gem  &  Mineral  Show   •  Arizona  Mining  Associa3on  
  10. 10. Thank youWe  hope  you  enjoy  the  presenta3ons  today.  

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