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This file photo taken Monday, May 12, 2019, off Arizona scenic state Highway 83 shows the eastern slope of the Santa Rita Mountains where Canadian firm Hudbay Minerals Inc. planned an open pit copper mine. A federal appeals court May 12 blocked a bid by Rosemont Copper Co. to dig a 6,500-foot wide open pit mine at the location. (AP Photo/Anita Snow, File)

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A federal appeals court has blocked a bid by Rosemont Copper Co. to dig a 6,500-foot wide open pit mine about 30 miles southeast of Tucson.

By Howard Fischer, Capitol Media Services May 13, 2022