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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 July Concentrates

Hall of Fame Committee Meeting (3:30 pm)

Date:  Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Location: M3 Engineering

M3 Engineering will allow visitors who are fully vaccinated to follow CDC Guidelines

(masks or physically distancing will be optional)

For those visitors who are not vaccinated, you must wear a mask and physically distance yourself as per CDC guidelines 

Meeting will also be conducted via Zoom.

Information on how to connect will be sent to Committee members.


The Mining Foundation of the Southwest is committed to honoring the achievements of inspirational mining professionals and related organizations/companies while ensuring the safety of our members, sponsors, and honorees during the pandemic. We went Virtual this year with a 1-hr online Awards Ceremony and Fundraiser on December 5th thanks to the personnel and technology support from Hexagon Mining. Proceeds from this event support MFSW's mining and mineral resource educational outreach program. We're grateful for the generous support of our 2020 Sponsors. Click here for the Program Brochure.

38th American Mining Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Fundraiser




“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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