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Mining's Potential Economic Impacts in the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains Region of Southeastern Arizona

Document ID: 
012043
Year Published: 
2007
Summary: 

The area of southeastern Arizona surrounding the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains is home to spectacular landscapes, unique ecosystems rich in biodiversity, and a diverse, robust amenity and knowledge ‐ based regional economy. It is also an area where the Earth’s crust is rich in precious and base metal mineral deposits, and where there is a history of mining. These facts, in conjunction with the extensive federal lands open to mining and high metals prices, have led to a significant increase in mineral exploration and development activities in the area over the last few years. As a result, concerns have arisen among various stakeholders about potential impacts on the local economy and environment from proposed mineral exploration and development activities. This report provides economic analysis and interpretation of these issues to inform the debate regarding the impacts of mining and mineral exploration in the area.

Reference Information: 

Marlow, J.E. 2007. Mining's Potential Economic Impacts in the Santa Rita and Patagonia Mountains Region of Southeastern Arizona. Prepared for Save the Scenic Santa Ritas. Tucson, Arizona: Sonoran Institute. December.

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