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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 September Concentrates.

The 36th Annual American Mining Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony, Banquet, and Fundraiser will be held on December 1st, 2018.  We thank our 2017 and 2018 Sponsors for their generous support of our educational outreach activities.


Date:  Tuesday, Nov 13, 2018

Time:  3:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. HOF Committee Meeting

Place:  ASARCO Training Center

1150 N. 7th Ave., Tucson, AZ

RSVP:  admin@miningfoundationsw.org




News from The University of Arizona

3rd Annual Mining Law Summit

This one-day Summit will focus on mine safety and specifically the concept of what can be done to share experience and otherwise provide safety expertise within the industry.  The program will be a valuable contribution to the industry and offer specific proposals for future policy consideration. 

The full program details can be found at:


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.

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Hall of Fame Banquet Flyer

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