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The Mining Foundation of the Southwest is a non-profit organization based in Tucson, Arizona. We educate the public about the importance mineral resources and the mineral extraction and processing industries and we highlight and honor outstanding accomplishments in the mining industry. 

Read about our activities in the July 2022 Concentrates

Press Release - April 29, 2022

40th Annual American Mining Hall of Fame

Awards Banquet and Fundraiser

Registration Form

Hall of Fame Committee Meeting (3:30 pm)

 ZOOM Only

RSVP:  admin@miningfoundationsw.org   OR 520-577-7519 

Date:  Wednesday, August 10, 2022

“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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