FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Question: Is Rosemont hiring?

Answer: Not yet. Following the successful completion of the permitting process various employment opportunities will exist and you will be able to find them by clicking here

2. Question: If I have a complaint, who do I contact?

Answer: 
If you have a complaint, 
or questions about the Rosemont Project, or you need clarification about something you heard about Rosemont, we want to hear from you. You can reach us 24/7 by calling the Rosemont Community Line at 520 589-1200 or by email at askrosemont@hudbay.com.

3. Question: How can my company do business with Rosemont?

Answer:
We want to do business with local contractors, vendors and suppliers, so we invite anyone who is interested in doing business with us to register their business by adding it to our database. We will use this database to identify and select contract services and suppliers for the Rosemont Project. To register your business with us, click here to get started.

4. Question: How many jobs will Rosemont create?

Answer: Rosemont is expecting to create 
over 500 full-time jobs in our mining operations, process operations and general administration. During the peak of the project’s 2.5-year construction period, over 2,500 workers are expected to be onsite.

5. Question: How soon are you going to start digging? 

Answer: This is perhaps the most common question we get. There are a number of milestones that we need to reach first. They are:

  • Receipt of the Clean Water Act Section 404 from the Army Corp of Engineers. 
  • Receive approval from the U.S. Forest Service on Rosemont’s Mine Plan of Operation, an administrative process expected to be completed in 2019.
  • Complete all detailed engineering.
  • Complete pre-construction site preparations including archaeological work, plant removal, perimeter fencing and construction of roads.

6. QuestionDoes Hudbay support local charities? 

Answer: Yes. We have a corporate contributions program and a school grant program that support STEEAM (science, technology, engineering, environment, agriculture and math) education initiatives. We also support social service programs, community infrastructure projects and services to support veterans. To learn more, visit the Community tab on our website or contact us at rosemontgiving@hudbay.com

7. Question: How will Arizona and Pima County benefit from Rosemont?

Answer: New tax revenues, well paying jobs for residents and support of local charities.

Rosemont is expected to generate an estimated $350 million in new local tax revenues over the life of the mine. These new tax dollars will be used to fund vital public services such as roads, public safety and education. 

Rosemont is expected to create over 500 full-time jobs, which are expected to pay twice the average wage in Pima County when operations commence. Rosemont is expected to create over 2,500 direct jobs and 4,060 total jobs during construction, according to the Forest Service Final Environmental Impact Statement for Rosemont. 

Rosemont will contribute $500,000 annually to local charities and schools through its corporate contributions and school grant programs. A $25 million endowment will be established during operations to support a trust dedicated to conservation, recreation, cultural and environmental conservation projects.

8. Question: How much water is Rosemont going to use and where will it come from?

Answer: Rosemont is expected to use approximately 5,400 acre-feet of water annually and permitted to use up to 6,000 acre-feet annually. Water for the Rosemont Project will be pumped through a 13.3 mile pipeline from well fields near Sahuarita on the west side of the Santa Rita Mountains to the Rosemont site.  

9. Question: What is Rosemont going to do to conserve water?

Answer: Rosemont will conserve water by using cutting-edge technologies never used before in Arizona copper production. One of these new technologies is dry-stack tailings, a process that filters water from the tailings and reuses the water in its processing operations. This technology will allow Rosemont to use 50%–60% less water than conventional mining operations. 

Rosemont will also put more water back into the aquifer than we pump out by recharging Central Arizona Project (CAP) water. Rosemont will provide $28 million to help the Community Water Company of Green Valley build an eight-mile-long pipeline to bring CAP water to recharge the region and contribute to its long-term water sustainability.

10. Question: Will the mine operate around the clock? 

Answer: Yes, Rosemont will operate 24 hours per day, like most, if not all, mining operations. We have plans in place to minimize Rosemont's impacts on noise, light, traffic on State Route 83 and many other concerns that were identified during public hearings and in over 1,000 studies. For more information on these mitigation efforts, please click here 

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