Dragoon Conservation Alliance, Arizona was revived in 2014 to combat a mining proposal by Excelsior Mining Co. The organization successfully defeat a marble mine in the Dragoon Mountains in 2008. A small group of local residents holds community meetings and shares information about the mining operation and the water quality of the local aquifer, which serves as the sole source of potable water for several municipalities and unincorporated communities.
Mini-gran funds will be used to help pay for a hydrologic consultant to carry out an on-site geological and hydrological study and analysis of the impacts of Canadian Excelsior Mining Company’s project to extract copper from the North Star Deposit at the base of the Gunnison Hills in Dragoon, Arizona using an in-situ sulfuric acid leaching process.
Learn More – Click here to view the Conservation’s website