RECAP of the 8th Annual Mining Day at the Capitol

Goal of event 

To raise awareness of mining’s role in the clean energy future among legislators and staff.

Target audience 

Legislature, legislative staff, Governor’s office, state and federal agencies, universities, students, industry partners such as SABC and the public. 

Event details 

March 27, 2024, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza. Load-in began at 4:45 a.m. 


The free event featured hands-on activities and demonstrations by exhibitors who support the mining industry (mining companies, academia, non-profits, and state agencies) to share the importance of mining in society’s everyday lives and to showcase the vital role mining will play in clean energy technologies. 

Vendor Engagements  

  1. 77 table displays representing 70 companies 
  2. 13 large equipment displays: Concrete Mixer, American Eagle Materials. Pink CAT 988 Wheel Loader, Cemex. Vac Tanker, Clean Harbors. Mixer, Desert Ready Mix. Cat 239, Cat 299 Skid Steers and 988XE Wheel Loader, Empire SW. Simulator & Photo Booth, Freeport-McMoRan. Scaffold, JT Thorpe Industrial. Concrete Mixer Truck, CalPortland. John Deer 4060P Haul Truck, Teleo semi-autonomous van-simulator, wheel loader, RDO Equipment. 8’ x 20’ screen, Reuter Equipment. Powerscreen TrackPactor 320 Crusher, Powerscreen Western  
  3. 2 science experiment exhibiting areas by the University of Arizona 
  4. Luncheon for legislators, legislative staff, vendors 
  5. Ice cream truck for attendees hosted by AMIGOS  
  6. Student program 
      • Lunch for students sponsored by Geobrugg, Mining and Minerals Education Foundation, and Resolution Copper 
      • Coordination for students was made in conjunction with the Arizona Capitol Museum 
      • A student toolkit was provided to help maximize their experience 
      • Transportation provided to Hayden/Winkelman High School by ASARCO 


  1. Total attendance including legislature, legislative staff, vendors, schools and public: 1,000+ 
  2. Elected officials: 60  
  3. Legislative staff, Governor’s office, agencies, special guests: ≈400 
  4. Exhibitors: 320 
  5. Public: up to 200 
  6. Students, teachers and chaperones: 214 RSVPs 

Mining Day at the Capitol “Day of Event Blitz Promotion” 

2024 Mining Day at the Capitol Highlight Images for Sharing 

A Very Special Thank You 

To all who participated in the event, our gracious sponsors, Terrie Britton and the staff members of ARPA and AMA, Ernie Smith, AMA Suppliers Chairman, and the Board Members of AMA and ARPA for their unwavering support.