Objective and Services
Hours and Location
Board Agenda and Minutes
The objective of the department is to promote the development of the mineral
resources of Arizona. This is accomplished through technical and educational
processes, including field investigations, public seminars, publications,
conferences and mineral displays; and by providing mining, metallurgical and other
technical information and assistance to those interested in developing the mineral
resources of Arizona.
In support of responsible mineral development the Board of Governors' adopted a
new Position Statement in 2008.
The department's Equal Opportunity Employment Policy is available here.
The Department is a service agency and does not regulate or tax. The
agency provides assistance that is tailored to meet the diverse needs of
the public. The following is a partial list of services the Department
- Maintains a site specific data base of unpublished reports and maps
that includes 4,000 mine files and a 10,000-record database of Arizona
- Maintains an information bank and
of mineral and mining information including a mine map library,
(hard copy and microfilm), government publications, periodicals,
and unpublished theses.
in the form of mineral reports, annual directories, technical
reports, mineral industry surveys, and information circulars.
- Gathers and disseminates information on commodities and markets.
Department Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 - 5:00
Closed for the following holidays:
Martin Luther King
4th of July
Thanksgiving (closed Thursday only, open Friday)
Location - The department's mining information center moved in June 2014 to 3550 N Central Ave.,
Phoenix, AZ 85012.
Meeting minutes will be posted following their approval by the Board.