National Mining Association Archives

State’s economic growth slowed in 2015, as mining, copper took a hit

Arizona is the largest producer of copper in the U.S. and the drop in demand, and prices, for the metal is being felt in the state, where mining jobs are down in recent years.

Arizona’s economy grew in 2015, but at a much slower rate than it did in 2014, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The report said the state’s gross domestic product grew 0.9 percent to reach $294.2 billion in 2015, but that was half the 1.8 percent rate of growth the state… Read More →

Judge Upholds Mining Ban Near Canyon

Grand Canyon - AZ Business Magazine Mar/Apr 2011

U.S. District Judge David Campbell late yesterday denied a uranium industry motion to overturn the Obama administration’s ban on new uranium mining on 1 million acres near the Grand Canyon. The ban was adopted January 2012 to protect the Grand Canyon’s watersheds. The withdrawal prohibits new mining claims and development on old claims that lack… Read More →