Rosemont Copper Mine Tours of Tucson – Tucson, Arizona

Buddy.jpgRosemont Copper Mine Tours  of Tucson – Tucson, Arizona

Rosemont Copper offers tours to all that are interested in seeing the development of the copper mine planned for the area just outside of Tucson.  You will see cattle grazing, detailed plans of how the mine is going to be developed with minimum impact on the surrounding beauty.

Rosemont copper mine.jpgIt is planned for Rosemount Copper Company to develop on the most progressive and efficient metal-producing operations in the world at this location.  They will set new environmental standards for the resource protection, water conservation and land reclamation which will set the standard for the rest of the world to follow when they are mining the necessary resources to make the world function.

What an opportunity for you to learn and see what this company is offering the world right here in Tucson! Just book a tour, visit with the people working in the mine environment and you will learn that there is a genuine desire to reclaim the land in a beautiful manner rather than ugly piles of waste.

To assist in the revegetation and reclamation effort, Rosemont Copper has established a 30,000 acre working cattle ranch about 30 miles south of Tucson, AZ. The ranching operation is professionally managed by Tom Kay and he will oversees a herd of 500 to 550 beef cattle. The Rosemont ranch has no dairy cows. Tom has years of ranching experience and loves being a cowboy, working to keep the cattle, equipment and beauty all working in tip top order.  He knows that we need copper to function today but he also knows that beauty in the area needs to be maintained.  The plans of the company accomplish this with their vision, approach, plans and promises.

cattle grazing.jpgRosemont will be using the latest in natural, non-confined ranching techniques. Rosemont cattle will be raised in environmentally friendly conditions with no hormones, no antibiotics and they will be completely range fed.

The revegetation has been studied with the assistance of the University Of Arizona School Of Natural Resources.  They were performed to identify the optimum plant species for the revegetation following the mining process.  The 29 seeds selected have a resilient and productive system and are currently available from large-scale commercial seed vendors and meet the NRCS’s ecological site description.

The cattle ranching operation are critical to assist in the process of growing and reproducing the seeds.  Since seeds do better if incorporated into the soil so they don’t dry out in our desert heat or blow away in our wind so the cattle hooves can press the seed into the soil.  The grazing of the cattle creates textured soil which helps capture water and nutrients.

Not only that but the grazing helps to stimulate the growth not only with them grazing but also by trampling weeds and eating weed flowers.  Of course the manure provides benefits of fertilizing the land which helps even in the poor growth areas where a concentration of manure increases microorganisms and ads to the soil fertility.

Rosemont Copper Mine has been actively assisting a number of local organizations with their fundraising activities.  They have assisted in a number of activities such as supplying not only financial assistance but also providing the cow for the Cienega Rotary "Cow Pie Bingo" event where funds assist in both local and international projects.

Rosemont Copper hosts free weekly tours of the site that include visits to the geology exploration camp, the historic mining areas, the old quarry, and the weather station. Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 to noon.  This tour will be not only a beautiful opportunity to see the Arizona Mountains and desert but also to learn about the value of copper to our development.  Without copper we probably would not have electricity or would not have a space program.  It’s critical to mine this mineral in the most environmentally friendly manner possible and Rosemont Copper Mine is working toward accomplishing this and setting the standard for the rest of the world!

You can arrange for your tour by calling Phone: (520) 343-1730 or by going to the ad on and going to the Tucson region.

The mine is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona.



  1. Richard Hait says:

    Are you still giving tours of the mine site? Where can I learn about them.

    Live here in Tucson and feel mine will probably add to economy of S.Arizona. Trying to learn where roadblocks to approval exist. Any recent summary of next steps to get mine approval? RS Hait

  2. Ruth Ann Hatch says:

    How far are you located from San Zavier delBac Mission? Was wondering if we could go to the mission and tour the mine all in the same day – we would be coming from Apache Junction.
    Thank you.

  3. Damian G. Quijada says:

    I’m a big supporter of mining. How quickly we forget the economic impact that it has had on second and third generation mining families and the state of Arizona. I have been in construction and mining since 1972, and still in industry at age 65; maybe one day i’ll retire and go back to prospecting like i used to when i was 15 and 16 while working for my history teacher ,Mr. Boykin.

  4. Charlotte says:

    I am all for mining I grew up in the mines, Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and AZ. I had a sister that worked in Miami AZ know I have a daughter working in Globe, AZ. I have lived at the mine sites and we always had money and food on the table, I had a good childhood and a good life. Go for it. The mines do a lot for the country, I was just in Cripple Creek, Colo and you should see what they are doing.

    Charlotte Randolph