Mining and minerals are large contributors to the State’s economy. Utah ranks 5th in the U.S. for value of nonfuel mineral production.

The mining industry is integral to every Utahns’ lifestyle and standard of living. Mining supports the very foundation of the nation’s economy. From the stone and gravel used to build roads and lay foundations for homes and buildings, to coal and uranium used to generate more than half of the nation’s electricity, to the copper wire that connects billions of computers to a global social and commercial network, this country’s economy and way of life depend on the vital resources provided by mining. As the beginning of the supply chain for everything that society uses state policy supports the continued development of Utah’s mineral resources.

The Utah Governor’s Office of Energy Development is dedicated to advancing all forms of responsible energy and minerals.