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Arizona Active Mines and Energy Producers

posted on 2023-05-16, 21:43 authored by Ethan Lawrence StoneburnerEthan Lawrence Stoneburner

Abstract: Arizona has a long history of mineral and ore mining cross the state. Indigenous people who have lived on this land long before European colonization knew of and respected the precious gemstones such as gold, silver and turquoise found throughout what later became the state of Arizona. Today, over 60 mines are active across the state. The vast majority involve the industrial mining of sandstone, pumice and other minerals, but ore mining (gold, copper) is still quite common.  This data originally comes from the U.S. Geological Survey and covers mining operations across the entirety of the United States. However, this map depicts active mines solely in the state of Arizona.

This visualization was submitted by Ethan Stoneburner to the University of Arizona Libraries 2023 Data Visualization Challenge.

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This item is part of the University of Arizona Libraries 2023 Data Visualization Challenge and was awarded first place in the graduate/professional student category


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