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The Mining Foundation of the Southwest is a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona. We are working to educate the public about mineral resources and the mineral extraction and processing industries and to honor outstanding accomplishments in the mining industry.  Read about our activities in the May 2020 Concentrates.

Hall of Fame Committee Meeting (3:30 pm)

Date:  Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Meeting will be conducted via ZOOM. Information on how to connect will be sent to Committee members in advance of the meeting!

Since 2015 the Mining Foundation of the Southwest has financially supported the podcast produced by the Arizona Geological Survey, "Arizona Mining Review".  The very first episode was filmed in January 2013, then part of a year-long celebration of the Arizona Geological Survey's 125th anniversary.  Carson Richardson, AZGS Economic Geologist hosted the latest episode, following the footsteps of Lee Allison, Nyal Neimuth, Mike Conway and Phil Pearthree.

On 14 November 2019, the 50th episode of the Arizona Mining Review (AMR) e-Video Magazine was filmed with Arizona Silver Exploration VP-of-Exploration, Greg Hahn at the AZGS studio at 1955 East 6th Street.

See Arizona Geology Blog for additional information.


News from The University of Arizona

Check out what's been going with the

Engagement Program


Understand how we use minerals in our lives, where minerals come from, and what mining really is.  MFSW supports this program.

Interested in joining or renewing your membership in the Foundation? Join or renew with secure online credit card payment option, pay by credit card, by fax, or pay by check.

Read this fascinating history of women in the mining industry by Avi Buckles: "Nor must we forget the Woman Prospector" - Women in Arizona Mining Industry.

2019 American Mining
Hall of Fame Banquet Flyer

History of Mining in AZ

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