U.S. Copper Mine Production Decreases 8% in 2015 According to U.S. Geological Survey (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

U.S. Copper Mine Production Decreases 8% in 2015 According to U.S. Geological Survey

A new report by the U.S. Geological Survey Dept. said U.S. mine production of copper in 2015 decreased by 8% to about 1.25 million tons, and was valued at about $7.6 billion. Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Montana, and Michigan—in descending order of production—accounted for more than 99% of domestic mine production; copper also was recovered in Idaho and Missouri.

Twenty-six mines in the Unites States recovered copper, 18 of which accounted for about 99% of producti

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