Publications

Hermosa Mine proposal: water impacts fact sheet

October 28, 2014 • Earthworks

Accompanies the full report

Publications

The Hermosa Mine Proposal: Potential impacts to Patagonia’s water supply

October 28, 2014 • Pete Dronkers

The 4,000-foot wide and 1,500-foot deep open-pit silver and manganese mine proposed by Wildcat Silver in southeastern Arizona threatens both the quantity & quality of area water supplies.

Media Releases

Mine proposal could deplete southeast Arizona town’s drinking water aquifer

October 28, 2014 • Earthworks

Patagonia – The Hermosa silver mine proposed inside Patagonia, Arizona’s Municipal Supply Watershed could deplete the town’s drinking water and perpetually contaminate area groundwater with acid mine drainage, according to a new peer-reviewed report. Reviewed by a USGS scientist and released by the Patagonia Area Resource Alliance and Earthworks, the study also concludes that drinking water wells of surrounding residents are also threatened.