The annual Survey of Mining Companies for 2013 conducted by the Fraser Institute, ranks Arizona 20th out of 112 jurisdictions worldwide, as a place to mine, based on perceptions by mining executives. In the previous survey, Arizona ranked 28th out of 96 jurisdictions (countries, states, and provinces). Wyoming (#5), Nevada (#8), Minnesota (#15), Utah (#16), and Michigan (#17) were the US states ranked higher than Arizona. Arizona pulled ahead of Alaska (#22) in 2013. Arizona’s overall score rose dramatically from 76.2 from 64.2…READ MORE