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A-frames are structures used in the mining process. These can be spotted west from the Oak Flat campground near the town of Superior. Photo/Bri Cossavella, Cronkite News

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Fighting over Oak Flat
San Carlos Apache Tribe, environmentalists battle Oak Flat copper mine bid

Oak Flat, a desert landscape and 90-minute drive from Phoenix, lies in the midst of an environmental and economic controversy. Members of the San Carlos Apache Tribe revere the federally owned land as sacred.

By Bri Cossavella, Cronkite News January 10, 2017