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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.

38th American Mining Hall of Fame

Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser

December 5, 2020

Read about our activities in the July 2020 Concentrates.

Hall of Fame Committee Meeting (3:30 pm)

Date:  Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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

“For more than 8 years the University of Arizona Lowell Institute for Mineral Resources (LIMR) Education Outreach program has engaged upwards of 10,000 Arizona students annually … “.   In the May 30 Arizona Geology post, Chris Earnest, Outreach Coordinator (LIMR), describes the classroom and virtual elements of LIMR’s outreach program to inform students of the minerals and rocks comprising Arizona’s economic base metal and industrial minerals industry.  Chris salutes the generous support of the Mining Foundation of the Southwest and the pioneering efforts of LIMR’s first outreach coordinator Pam Wilkinson.  See Arizona Geology Blog for additional information.

Students drilling and logging core as part of the Exploration Geology station at the Mineral Resources Discovery Workshop.


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