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Copper mining in Arizona ~ Arizona is the leading producer of copper in the United States, responsible for 65% of total U.S. mine production. There are two basic types of copper mines: underground mines (open pit) and surface mines. The method used for a particular mine will depend primarily on the distance of the ore body from the surface. Recent surface mining operations such as the one shown, in Miami, Arizona, leave a distinctive mark on the landscape.