KeywordsArizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources
Santa Cruz County
La Paz County
sand and gravel
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DescriptionA phenomenal rise in copper price resulted in a record value of $6.7 billion of mineral production for Arizona. That value ranked Arizona first in the nation according to preliminary data released by the USGS. The value of copper reached $5 billion, driven by prices that broke $4 per pound for the first time. Also contributing significantly were strong molybdenum prices and the second largest output of sand and gravel in the U.S. Arizona also ranked first in the value of mined gemstones. Exploration activity for copper and uranium were strong; the latter benefiting from a price that doubled during the year.
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North Bounding Coordinate37.0379
South Bounding Coordinate31.3351
West Bounding Coordinate-114.587
East Bounding Coordinate-109.006
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