More Mining Stories

When dams break

As our infrastructure ages, what can happen when structures that are often massive give way?

Environmental groups seek court order to stop two exploratory mining projects

The groups filed a lawsuit against the USFS in June.

Navajo witnesses clash over government’s Chaco Canyon mining ban

A new 20-year moratorium on drilling and mining within 10 miles of the Chaco Canyon tramples on tribal sovereignty and denies Navajo badly needed royalty payments, Navajo Nation President Buu Nygren told lawmakers.

Permitting timetable published for Southern Arizona critical minerals mine

The South32 Hermosa project is located in the Patagonia Mountains

The Buzz takes a trip down the Verde River

We're revisiting this episode after it and another The Buzz episode were honored by PMJA

The Buzz: Revitalizing San Manuel

Residents want to keep the former company town going, and are looking to build community and bring in jobs.

Environmental groups file lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service

The agency authorized two mineral exploration projects in the Patagonia Mountains.

New Film Focuses on the Unique Sky Islands of Arizona

Thousands of different species depend on this habitat

Looking through Linda McCartney's lens, at the Center for Creative Photography.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Remembering Paula Fan; and the town of Bisbee prepares for the 12th Annual Copper City Classic Vintage Baseball Tournament.

The Buzz: Arizona's abandoned mines

Many groups look to locate, seal and clean up old mines, which likely number in the hundreds of thousands.

Forest Service resumes cleanup of abandoned mines near Prescott after pause

The project, which was split into two because of funding issues and to avoid interfering with the owls, began in December 2021.

The Buzz takes a trip down the Verde River

Meet a man who has made saving this unique waterway his life's work

Former Arizona mine inspector Joe Hart dead at 78

He was mine inspector for 15 years.

Conservationists file notice of intent to sue EPA over Queen Creek mining waste

The groups also take aim at the state Department of Environmental Quality.

Artist Michael Moore and the natural world in charcoal.

Also on Arizona Spotlight: Visit a nearly century-old bowling alley in a Mexican mining town; find out why an open mic night in Sierra Vista has a dedicated audience; and Nichelle Nichols remembered.

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