Press Release

POTENTIAL IMPACT OF MINING ON PATAGONIA AREA Early in May, Arizona Mining Inc (AMI) released its Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA). As a Canadian company trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange, AMI is guided by National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects which defines the information that can be provided in a PEA and “. […]

PARA Newsletter

AMI’s Recent History About six miles outside of Patagonia, a junior Canadian mining company has staked claims on about 20,000 acres of public land. Of that acreage, roughly 450 acres are patented, private claims. Typically, a junior Canadian mining company develops a potential mine location through the exploratory drilling and permit process. They then sell […]

PARA January News

What Happened?! Arizona Mining Inc has had some bad days recently. Ironically, it all started after AMI’s stock went up. It was looking great for them. Then the Global Mining Observer article came out. It referred to AMI as a “mini Bre-X.” Bre-X was one of the biggest stock scandals in Canadian history, and the biggest mining scandal […]

2016 PARA’s End of the Year

Wow, what a year it has been! Your friends and neighbors at the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance have been busy. But first, I must say thank you for your support and understanding. Last year at this time, I had a stroke at the age of 46. Through the thoughtfulness of the PARA board, especially my […]

PARA November News

Thanks! Thank you for submitting your scoping letters for the Hermosa-Taylor Deposit Drilling Project to the Forest Service. They are still in the process of posting them to the Public Comment Reading Room. Supposedly, the Forest Service is still taking comments. However, comments posted after the close of the designated comment period may not be […]

Southern Arizona’s Mountain Empire: Sanctuary for Rare and Unusual Species

Imagine a little-known national treasure — a largely wild land home to ocelots, exotic and imperiled birds like elegant trogons and Mexican spotted owls, imperiled reptiles and amphibians like the threatened Chiricuahua leopard frog, and El Jefe, the only jaguar currently living in the United States. This is the Mountain Empire of southern Arizona, a […]

Due Date October 11

Scoping Comments Due Date Show the Forest Service that the community cares! Your level of concern is considered when the Forest Service makes decisions. The Patagonia Area Resource Alliance held a scoping comment workshop on Arizona Mineral’s Hermosa-Taylor deposit drilling project with Eva Sargent last Sunday in Cady Hall. The biggest news to come out […]

Latest News From Arizona Mining Inc

Arizona Mining Inc has had 10 drill trucks for 24 hours/7 days a week since March on their private property. Now AMI is interested in drilling on public land, the Hermosa-Taylor Deposit Drilling Project. This project is eight exploratory drill holes to obtain characterization of mineralization on the Coronado National Forest land — your land. […]

Writing NEPA Scoping Comments: EA or EIS projects

By Jenny Neeley, Attorney at Law   Introduction: National Environmental Policy Act & Scoping Process The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requires all federal agencies to prepare a “detailed statement” on the impacts of any proposed action that may “significantly affect the quality of the human environment.”¹ This “detailed statement” can take one of two forms: […]

Repairs to be Performed on Lead Queen Mine Closure

Release Date: Sep 1, 2016 The Coronado National Forest is designing a system to augment environmental cleanup work previously performed at the Lead Queen Mine on the Sierra Vista Ranger District. An unusually wet summer monsoon season in 2014 contributed to colored runoff in some drainages in the Patagonia Mountains. This included waters tinted white, […]