Utah Ranked as One of Top Mining States in Country

December 7, 2020 10:35:42

The multibillion-dollar natural resources industry in Utah is thriving, with copper being the most valuable metal extracted in the industry. The Utah Geological Survey (UGS) recently released a report on the state’s mining activities in the last year. Last year’s figures indicate a growth of 2.4%, which equates to more than $90 million. The most valuable metal mineral of the state is copper while the total value with regard to extractive resources, inclusive of gas and oil, is approximated at $6.5 billion. Mining takes up a huge chunk of this value — 60% of it — bringing the value of minerals mined to $3.9 billion.

Michael Vanden Berg, a senior scientist at UGS, stated that the…


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