The Mineral Industry : A Foundation of Utah's Economy
Utah Historical Quarterly
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah State Historical Society
The mining industry in Utah for the past one hundred years has been a major foundation on which the economy of Utah has been built. Throughout most of the territorial and state history since 1863, Utah has ranked among the top five states in percentage of the state's employment or income derived from mining and processing of minerals. In total value of all mineral production, Utah usually ranks from twelfth to fourteenth among the fifty states. In varie- ty and balance as among the metals, the fuels and other nonmetallics, Utah usually ranks at or near the top.