Abandoned Mine History

Abandoned Mine

The earliest indication of mining in Arizona may be as old as 1000 BC when inhabitants of the area were already using turquoise, coal, clay and many minerals in their daily life. Even before the Spaniards came to the southwest, Native Americans were using copper and turquoise to fashion jewelry that was traded over much of North America.

With the arrival of the Spaniards in the 16th century, mining increased in the southwest. Coronado searched for the Seven Cities of Cibola, fabled to be constructed of gold. Although he never found these cities he opened up the area for further exploration

Abandoned Mine Safety Pack

Education & Training

To reinforce the theme the ASMI and MSHA have created this. These free packs are available by calling ASMI at 602-542-5971 or emailing the address below.

What's in the Abandoned Mine Safety Pack? 

  • ASMI Mine Inspector Stickers (3)
  • ASMI Mine Safety Tattoos (3) 
  • MSHA Mine Safety Pamphlet
  • MSHA Mine Safety Bookmark
  • MSHA Mine Safety sticker
  • MSHA Mine Safety Posters

Aggregate Protection Guidance

Aggregate Mined Land Reclamation

The passage of the Arizona Aggregate Protection Act (SB1598) established a framework and new requirements for the community planners and leaders to responsibly address one of the most critical elements affecting the viability of future development - the availability of affordable construction materials.

SB 1598 creates a significant opportunity for counties, municipalities, and special districts to work productively with the mining industry to ensure the sustainable growth of our communities.

This guidance document, prepared by Eric Mears, Vice President of Mining at Haley and Aldrich

Arizona Stop and/or Move

Arizona State Mine Inspector Notice of Move and/or Stop For Mine Operations