The Copper State

Arizona's nickname is the Copper State. How do you think Arizona got that nickname? It is because Arizona has historically been the largest producer of copper in the United States! Copper is so important to Arizona that our state flag has a copper star on it! In this course, we will learn about what copper is and the mining process!

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • What are we doing today?

    • Mining Worksheet

  • 2

    Part 1: What is Copper?

    • What is Copper?

    • What is Copper Ore?

  • 3

    Part 2: What is Mining?

    • What is Mining?

  • 4

    Part 3: What happens when a mine closes?

    • What Happens When a Mine Closes?

  • 5

    Wrap Up

    • Mines in Arizona: Open Pit Mine

    • Wrap Up!