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Copper mine proposed for Casa Grande

City's planning commission will vote on proposal next month
Posted at 6:22 AM, Apr 23, 2024

MARANA, Ariz. (KGUN) — A mining exploration company wants to open a new underground site in Casa Grande.

The proposed Santa Cruz Copper Project would take up 6,000 acres.

Documents from Pinal County show that Ivanhoe Electric acquired the land a year ago for nearly $120 million.

Casa Grande's planning commission could vote on approving the project next month.

Arizona is already the US's leading copper producer.