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MINING FOCUS

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President’s Message

Without question, transportation is vital to the Utah economy. A

transportation system that promotes the efficient movement of

people and goods is critical to our state’s prosperity and quality

of life.

Mining and Transportation

If you are likemost people, you think about what you want or need

to do, and you don’t necessarily give a lot of thought to the broad

net of resources that you might use along the way.

Trains in the U.S.

Trains continue to be a vital component of our transportation

network, whether transporting passengers or goods.

Metals in Planes and Trains

The U.S. currently has a 233,000 mile network of railroad tracks.

Trains are mostly built out of a variety of steel alloys, but they also

use many other metals.

Mining By the Numbers

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Mining Products in Bicycles

The next time you take your bike out for a spin around a park or

through a neighborhood, you might want to think about the way

that mining has benefited your life in the form of your bicycle.

Airplanes & Air Travel

The air travel industry is a vital part of our lifestyle and our

economy, helping families and businesses connect in ways that

were unimaginable just a hundred years ago.

How Much Copper Does

That Electric Car Need?

This new generation of vehicles and charging stations means

increased demand for copper.

What’s in a Hybrid Car?

Hybrid cars use twice as much copper as non-hybrid cars.

If it Can’t Be Grown, It Has to Be Mined!

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