The information provided on this website is for general information purposes only. Publication of a
document on this site or mention of an organization does not imply verification, acceptance,
endorsement or agreement. All links and documents are subject to modification or withdrawal at any
time without notification.
All content on this site is created or maintained by volunteers, staff and consultants. Typically,
content developers are not subject-matter experts in mining or any related field of natural resources
or economic development, but best efforts are made to ensure that the information is accurate, useful
and up to date. Every attempt is made to present a fair and balanced perspective – not favoring one
stakeholder group over another or one project proponent over another. The intention is to be
informative, but not prescriptive, relative to issues and processes, providing only enough to give
readers a jump-start for pursuing concerns on their own and making up their own minds. The material
is from publicly-available sources and, in some cases, is provided by project proponents, stakeholders
or specialists in community engagement. Other sources are news articles, websites and books. Best
efforts are made to fairly represent and acknowledge sources.
The Guide draws on lessons learned with mining in other parts of Arizona, and in developed and developing
countries all over the globe. Readers are encouraged to compare and contrast, evaluating relevance and
weighing different perspectives according to their own judgment.
The Guide is an interactive, living document. While every attempt has been made to represent the facts
as they are known to us, naturally different issues, considerations and perspectives will emerge over
time, especially during permitting processes.
If you find information on the site that you believe is inaccurate, incomplete or out-of-date,
please contact us.