Florence Copper Project

Welcome to Florence Copper

Florence Copper is an initiative of Curis Resources to permit, construct and operate an in-situ copper recovery (ISCR) operation in Florence, Arizona.

Not a mine in the traditional sense of the term, Florence Copper is an in-situ (in place) recovery project, that seeks to dissolve copper minerals from an underground deposit by introducing water with a lowered-pH (making it slightly acidic).This low-PH, water-based solution dissolves the copper and allows it to be pumped to the surface through a continuous loop water treatment system.

The advanced stage development, located in central Arizona within the municipal boundaries of the Town of Florence, was acquired by Curis in February 2010. Curis' landholdings total 1,342-acres and include 1,182 acres of patented claims and 160 acres of state mineral leases. The company is working with residents and officials from the Town of Florence and relevant state and federal agencies to design, construct and operate a world-class, in-situ copper recovery project.

Florence Copper Phase 1 Production Test Facility (PDF)

Florence Copper: Changing the Way Copper is Made

Latest News

October 01, 2014: Administrative Judge Recommends Minor Fixes In Appeal Of Florence Copper'S Permit  
August 19, 2014: Grant Recipients Announced at Florence Copper Open House Eve  
July 21, 2014: Florence Copper Community Newsletter  
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