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Arizona court stops $1B Rosemont copper mine construction

August 2, 2019

In April, Hudbay announced it was proceeding with $122 million of preconstruction work — i.e., water and power lines, engineering and geotechnical work, archeological site work and permit-related mitigation activities — at the mine property. At the time, the company was only in the market for a construction manager, site manager, electrical engineer and a few other construction-related positions but anticipated that the project would ultimately generate about 2,500 temporary jobs once work was fully underway this year. The mine was scheduled to open in 2024, but that timeline is now in jeopardy as Hudbay embarks on what could be a lengthy appeals process.

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