Arizona State Metal



Copper; state symbol of Arizona and Utah.  Photo by Anders Sandberg/Flickr (Use Permitted with Attribution).

Official State Metal of Arizona

Arizona designated copper as the official state metal in 2015. Senator Steve Smith sponsored the bill after being approached by teacher Jennifer Royer and her fourth-grade students as part of an exercise in her civics class at Copper Creek Elementary School in Tucson. All State Rocks & Minerals

The center star on Arizona's flag represents copper production - Arizona produces more copper than any other state in the United States. Copper is also recognized as a symbol of Utah.



State Flag of Arizona; waving proudly against the clear blue Arizona sky.  Photo by JackAZ Photo/Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution/share alike).

State Flag of Arizona waving against blue sky

Handmade copper earrings; photo by Allison Fomichon on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / no derivative works). All State Minerals

Handmade copper earrings

Copper cookware;  copper is the state metal of Arizona and the state mineral of Utah.  Photo by torbakhopper/Flickr (use permitted with attribution/no derivative works).

Copper cookware


The legacy of copper mining in Arizona