Mining Posted On October 16, 2018
It is impossible to separate mining from the history of Arizona. Many of our towns and cities started as mining outposts, and our biggest legends and tall tales are related to mining. Today, mining is still a major part of the state’s economy. Mining brings in $4 billion dollars and directly employs 12,000 people. Hundreds of thousands of Arizonans have jobs connected to mining in some way or another.
Mining in our state is…Read More
Mining Posted On October 08, 2018
I have traveled all over Arizona and have talked to many people about mining and the mine inspector's role. One opinion I hear from time to time is the belief that mining should be banned in Arizona. I recognize where those who hold this opinion are coming from. I share their desire to ensure our environment and water stay as pristine as possible, and mining does pose threats to these vital resources. However, I would…Read More
Mining Posted On September 03, 2018
Labor Day is a celebration of the working men and women who help build this country. I am writing this post from a computer that is filled with copper, silica, aluminum, silver, gold, lead and many other raw materials that are mined right here in Arizona.
Mining is not an easy job. In fact, it is among the most dangerous jobs in America (logging is number one). The very nature of mining makes it dangerous.…Read More
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