Discover the minerals and mines of Arizona from the comfort of your couch!
Active Copper Mines in Arizona
In 2020, 9 active copper mines here in Arizona produced 74% of all the copper mined in the United States. That was 888,000 metric tons of copper (over 1.9 billion pounds!) valued at over $5.5 billion. Check out this virtual tour to see where these mines are, what they look like, and you can learn a little about each one as well.
Arizona State Mineral Tour
In 2017 the Arizona legislature made wulfenite the state mineral of Arizona. Check out this tour to see some of the famous wulfenite mines, also known as "localities" in the mineral collecting world. Discover a little history of each mine and see beautiful photos of stunning wulfenite specimens that can only be found in Arizona.
Grand Canyon Minerals Tour
The history of mining in the Grand Canyon is long and varied. From small copper mines operated by one person and a mule, to very rich uranium mines selling ore directly to the Federal Government. Join us for a tour through the mines of the Grand Canyon and discover the minerals found there, including one that is special to the Canyon.