Information on Minerals and Mining

Minerals & Society

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Everybody who drives a car, uses a phone, or even lives in a building depends on minerals. Did you know that a hybrid vehicle contains more than double the amount of copper than a conventional car? As we adopt new technologies and goods in our society, one thing that will never change is our reliance on mineral resources.

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Mining in Arizona

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Mining played an enormous role in Arizona’s past and it plays an even bigger role today. Arizona is consistently one of the top two most important mineral producing states each year. Arizona mines are at the forefront of technology and sustainability in mining.

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Tucson's Gem and Mineral Museum

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The University of Arizona Gem & Mineral Museum has set its sights on expansion for a long time, and that dream is now becoming a reality. The new museum will be a completely remodeled, state-of-the-art facility. It will feature 12,000 square feet of exhibition halls, and visitors will be able to stroll through galleries of gemstones, jewelry, mineral specimens, meteorites and fossils.

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