miningin arizona

Mining was one of Arizona’s original industries, beginning during territorial days and contributing to rapid population growth and economic development. Learn more about the History of Mining in Arizona.

Mining remains one of Arizona’s leading export-oriented industries. Get the Key Facts about mining’s $4.29 billion contribution to the economy.

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More copper is mined in Arizona than in any other state, and a range of other important minerals are mined here as well.

Find out how the metals mined in Arizona are used in industries ranging from mobile communications to renewable energy and beyond.


The Arizona Mining Association (AMA) member companies are committed to an injury free workplace. Learn more about health and safety practices in modern mining.

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Good stewardship of the natural environment is a core value for AMA members. Get more information about how mining companies protect and restore the environment.