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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.

Please join us at the 37th American Mining Fall of Fame Awards Ceremony & Banquet at the J.W. Marriott Star Pass Resort in Tucson on Saturday, December 7th. Thank you to our generous 2019 Sponsors who support our education outreach program. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Get your tickets now to this premier Mining Weekend event. Read about our activities in the September 2019 Concentrates.

Hall of Fame Committee Meeting (3:30 pm)

Date:  Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Place: M3 Engineering

2051 W. Sunset Rd., #101 Tucson, AZ 85704

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

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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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