The Copper State

Arizona is one of the most densely mineralized states in the U.S. Frequently referred to as the “Copper State”, its high-forested plateaus, scorching desert plains, and southern woodland areas offer a wide diversity of topography. Did you know the Colorado Plateau covers the northern third of the entire state? The ancient sandstone formations on the Colorado Plateau offer wonderful collecting opportunities for agates, petrified wood, jaspers, and various fossils.