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Arizona #2 in the U.S. in nonfuel mineral production in 2017

Arizona come in 2nd in nonfuel mineral production in 2017. The US Geological Survey just released the Mineral Commodity Summaries 2018 for 2017. With nonfuel mineral production topping $6.61 billion, Arizona is the #2 state in the U.S. Nevada is a runaway first with $8.68 billion in production. Arizona is at a competitive disadvantage here; gold ($1352/oz) trumps copper ($3.
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