Florence Copper, 1575 W. Hunt Highway in Florence, recently hosted District 5 Pinal County Supervisor Jeff Serdy and his dog Mishka for a site tour.
The business is an in-situ copper recovery project that is bringing jobs and opportunity to Pinal County, according to a release.
Florence Copper has produced more than one million pounds of made-in-the-USA copper during its production test facility and gave Supervisor Serdy a behind-the-scenes look into the operation that made it all happen, the release states.
“Florence Copper is not a traditional mine. The operation’s unique [in-situ copper recovery] process does not require blasting, open pits, tailings or excavation of millions of tons of rock. Rather, [in-situ copper recovery] requires very limited land disturbance, energy and water, and afterwards, the land can be redeveloped for housing, farming or myriad other uses. This environmentally sound operation led Florence Copper to be named a finalist for two environmental awards by Arizona Forward,” the release states.
Over the project lifetime, Florence Copper will contribute an estimated $2.1 billion to Pinal County’s economy, along with nearly 500 direct and indirect jobs, the release states.
For information, go to https://florencecopper.com