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Pinto Valley Mine, Arizona, US

Pinto Valley Mine is near established mines and communities and plays a key role in supporting the local economy by engaging local suppliers and contractors, providing opportunities for local hiring and supporting community infrastructure.  Pinto Valley is active in community outreach by regularly sponsoring local causes, tax exempt organizations and charities, and employees are encouraged to participate in local volunteer activities as an additional way to support the community where they work.

Pinto Valley Mine collaborates with four surrounding mines and several local businesses to support larger scale, longer-term community development projects. This group has come to be known as the Copper Circle Sustainability Consortium. Projects are reviewed regularly to determine what will optimally benefit residents of the Globe-Miami area.

Pinto Valley also supports The United Fund of Globe-Miami, Inc. (UF), which was established in 1964 by a group of local businessmen and women looking to connect donors and charities to improve lives by making the community a better place to live and work. Pinto Valley allows employees to contribute to UF via payroll deduction and furthermore matches the donations dollar-for-dollar.  In 2017, contributions totaled more than $90,000 to support over 28 organizations in the Globe-Miami-San Carlos area.

In partnership with their nearest neighbor, KGHM's Carlota Mine, Pinto Valley also participates in blood drives and road clean-up efforts. United Blood Services has brought their mobile unit to the site and between the two mines, and more than met the quota of 20 good units of blood each of the two-day event. To mark Earth Day on an annual basis, employees from both mines work together to clean-up garbage on their shared access road. This partnership has served to improve the landscape, open the lines of communication and establish a solid working relationship between the two mines.

Cozamin Mine, Zacatecas, Mexico

The Zacatecas region has a strong mining tradition, positioning the Cozamin Mine within a community both knowledgeable and skilled in mining. Cozamin is very close to neighbouring communities in the Hacienda Nueva and La Pimienta Ejidos. The mine is committed to a variety of programs to give back to the local communities within the city of Zacatecas, focusing on local hiring, training opportunities and contributions to the development of local infrastructure. Specifically, Cozamin supports the Red Cross and Asociación Mexicana de Ayuda a Niños con Cáncer (AMANC) on an annual basis.

One program that stands out for demonstrating the volunteer spirit at the mine, is an annual tree-planting campaign aimed at bettering the local landscape. Over the past four years, employees and their families have been encouraged to plant trees purchased by Capstone both around the operation and within their communities. The trees included Mesquite and Huizache, which are native to the region and require little water to survive. The Cozamin Mine provides financial support to the Hacienda Nueva Community for assistance with education, sporting and recreation facilities, and community engagement. Donations have been used to help fund upgrades and improvements to local schools, deliver scholarships for local students and provide aid to elderly ejido members.

Minto Mine, Yukon, Canada

Minto works to support the Selkirk First Nation (SFN) community living in close proximity to the mine site. Throughout 2017, Minto continued its support of Pelly Crossing’s SFN by providing each of the three graduating high school students with a $500 bursary. At the end of the year, Minto kept up a nine-year tradition by distributing more than 150 turkeys to every home in the community of Pelly Crossing for the holiday season.

In addition, the Minto Mine donates a portion of its revenue to various community organizations. Most recently supporting Yukon Geoscience Forum, Special Olympics Yukon and sponsoring the Selkirk Senior Men's team at the annual Yukon Native Hockey Tournament.  

In 2009, the Minto Mine was proud to partner with the Yukon Hospital Foundation to assist with upgrading the Whitehorse hospital by purchasing Digital X-Ray and MRI equipment. This donation provided Yukon residents with direct access to advanced medical technology, which means patients no longer need to travel outside of the Territory. In 2011, the Outpatient Lab in Whitehorse was dedicated to Capstone's Minto Mine.

Capstone Mining Corp., British Columbia, Canada

Capstone Mining Corp. is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which its employees live and work. Capstone supports the BC Children's Hospital, a facility that serves children and families in every corner of the province and Yukon.

Capstone has engaged in the Mining for Miracles Committee, the mining industry's annual fundraising campaign for BC Children's Hospital and in 2010, Capstone committed to fund $3 million over seven years to the Oncology Outpatient Clinic in the new BC Children's Hospital. At any given time, close to 1,000 children from BC and Yukon are in active cancer treatment at BC Children's Hospital.

"BC's children are the heart of our community. We want to support the young minds who have so much potential for our mining community. We believe that making an investment in their lives will offer a bright new perspective for the future."

- Darren Pylot, president & CEO, Capstone Mining Corp.