The Commonwealth Silver and Gold Corporation’s sign outside of the Commonwealth Mine in Pearce, Arizona is pretty impressive. This Canadian corporation claims that they are “Bringing Responsible Mining and Basic Industry Jobs to Southeast Arizona”. Wow… That’s what we all want to hear!
Now let’s break this down further… First of all, the “Commonwealth Silver and Gold Corporation” goes by different names depending upon who they’re targeting at any given time. In addition to the name of, “Commonwealth Silver and Gold Corporation”, they reported their company name to the Arizona Range News as, “Commonwealth Minerals”. On LinkedIn, Michael Farrant the company CEO presents the company name as, “Commonwealth Silver and Gold Mining Inc”. In addition to these name variations, the company calls itself, “Commonwealth Silver” on their website. From a marketing standpoint this is poor branding. However, we believe the variations in names given is more sinister, such as a criminal that uses multiple aliases.
As for providing the communities of Pearce-Sunsites with new jobs, this won’t happen. First of all, they will not bring any new jobs because they don’t want to hire “outsiders” that may tip off what’s really going on at the mine and rattle the EPA or their valued shareholders. Also, no one with a soul would call developing a “100 meter deep open-pit cyanide-leach silver-gold operation” directly across the road from an elementary school “responsible”. If we were to see this happening in a third-world country we would be outraged. However, most third-world countries are prudent enough to not allow a 100 meter deep open-pit cyanide-leach mine to be developed on their soil today, due to the awareness of the dangers open-pit cyanide mining poses to public health and the environment. But we live in Arizona, where individuals and our government officials (such as Jan Brewer and John McCain) foolishly believe that open-pit cyanide mining won’t hurt our people or our environment. Therefore, we are all going to sit and take a wait and see approach until people become sick and our land is poisoned with cyanide. Is this what Commonwealth Silver and Gold Corporation means by “Bringing Responsible Mining and Basic Industry Jobs to Southeast Arizona”?
This is the sign you see when you actually get to the entrance of the Commonwealth Mine. Note the words, “Private Property”, “Not Hiring”, and “Authorized Personnel Only”. Where are these “Responsible Mining and Basic Industry Jobs” for Southeast Arizona? If you’re really curious, go ahead and walk through this gate AT YOUR OWN RISK.
If you’re sincerely interested in working for this reckless Canadian corporation, try contacting Hall Stewart, their Vice President via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him directly on his cell at 520-820-2686 and leave a reply below to let us know what he tells you about the “employment opportunities” his company has to offer…
If you happen to be one of those types that wants to go straight to the top you can contact Michael Farrant, President and CEO via email at email@example.com or call him on his cell at 416-278-4149.