USGS Mineral Commodities Summary 2013, which put Arizona in second place behind Nevada. Arizona's mineral production accounted for 10.52% of all non-fuel mineral production in the U.S. The primary minerals mined in Arizona are copper, molybdenum concentrates, sand and gravel (construction), cement (portland), silver.
The report says "the estimated value of
mineral raw materials produced at mines in the United
States in 2012 was $76.5 billion," and "Domestic raw materials and domestically recycled materials were used to process mineral materials worth $704 billion
U.S. metal mine production in 2012 was $34.9 billion, about 3% less than that of 2011, while the value of U.S. industrial minerals mine production in 2012 was $41.6 billion, more than 7% more than that of 2011.
According to the report, "Domestic raw materials and domestically recycled materials were used to process mineral materials worth $704 billion. These mineral materials... were, in turn, consumed by downstream industries with a value added of an estimated $2.4 trillion in 2012."
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