Rosemont Copper contributes $17,000 to local youth agricultural groupsby Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jun. 17, 2013, under Press Releases
TUCSON, AZ (June 14, 2013) – Rosemont participated in the Pima County Junior Livestock Association 4-H auction and was the successful bidder on 11 animals. Rosemont donated four of the animals, estimated at auction value of $8,000, to the Pima County Junior Livestock STEM Scholarship Fund.
Rosemont’s financial contribution was just over $17,000 and went to the following organizations: Flowing Wells FFA, Marana FFA, El Chaparral, Little Rascals, Littletown Ranchers, Marana Stockmen, Sahuarita Community and Sierrita Mountain Livestock.
The 2013 auction was one of the best in recent years in raising funds for the 4-H and Future Farmers of America programs, according to Kathy Arnold, Rosemont Vice President of Environmental and Regulatory Affairs. At last year’s auction, the firm was one of the top 20 auction buyers, joining a number of long-term Pima County Junior Livestock Association supporters.
In addition to the Livestock Auction and Rosemont’s ongoing support for STEM funding opportunities, Rosemont was a Pima County Fair sponsor, focusing on the Old Pueblo Hall.
ABOUT ROSEMONT COPPER COMPANY
The Rosemont Copper project is located in Pima County, approximately 30 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona, and contains a world-class open-pit copper/molybdenum/silver deposit. Located in an existing mining district, Rosemont Copper will set a high standard for sustainable mining practices, including using solar power, consuming less than half the water as traditional mines, and reclaiming the site from the start of operations as permanent open space. Arizona, the copper state, produces 65 percent of the United States’ supply of copper on only a quarter of one percent of the state’s land. Rosemont Copper is expected to provide more than 10 percent of the U.S. copper supply while requiring less than half the land area of other Pima County mines. A recent study by Arizona State University showed the region would benefit over the life of the mine, adding 406 direct and 1700 indirect jobs, $3 billion in increased personal income, $404 million in local taxes and $15 billion in local economic revenue. For more information, visit the Rosemont Copper website at www.rosemontcopper.com.
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