Field Trips

Off-site Field Trips

Discover new innovations, create meaningful dialogue and get inspired by participating in off-site field trips and technical tours. See firsthand how others in the minerals industry are improving methods, overcoming obstacles and reaching operational goals.


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Field trips are subject to cancellation based on limited attendance. Make your reservations for field trips during your conference registration.

Tour attendees will have transportation and appropriate food and refreshments while on the tours. Tours usually include an opportunity to leave the busses and get an up close look at the project with guidance from project managers.


RESOLUTION COPPER

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7:30 am - 2:30 pm | $65

Get a sense of the Resolution Copper project with a surface tour of our West Plant grounds adjacent to the Town of Superior, Arizona, and our East Plant site at Oak Flat.

At our West Plant, you’ll see our work to reclaim the historic Magma Copper mine tailings area, smelter and smokestack, as well as the entrance to the Never Sweat Tunnel and our Water Treatment Plant.

After the stop at West Plant, you’ll visit our East Plant at Oak Flat where the Never Sweat Tunnel leads. There you’ll see the head frames of the No. 9 Shaft and No. 10 Shaft to learn more about the underground mining process and the future of the project.
Please wear steel toed shoes. Bring a hard hat if you have one. Remaining PPE will be provided.

  • Welcome and overview of Resolution at office (with bathroom break)
  • Overview of site at overlook
  • Water treatment plant
  • Smelter town
  • Reclamation
  • Visit downtown and lunch
  • Drive to and visit Oak Flat
  • Drive to shaft area for overlook
  • Leave from shaft area, return to Resolution office for departure

BISBEE COOPER QUEEN RECLAMATION SITE & HISTORIC TOUR

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - Friday, February 28, 2020

Visit Freeport-McMoRan’s Bisbee Copper Queen Mine, recent winner of a National Reclamation Awards. This trip will also stop in historic Bisbee, AZ, a scenic town with a rich mining heritage.