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Master of Science (MS)
Economics and Finance
Leonard J. Arrington
Historically, those communities or nations which are generously endowed with natural resources, and have the necessary skills to practice the liberal and useful art have become the most advanced civilizations. Furthermore, "of all the resources which are basic to civilization , the possession and utilization of minerals must be placed first."
It would be difficult to estimate the over-all importance of the nonferrous metals industry (gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc) in helping America to become a great civilization. However. if it were possible, it would be considerable indeed. As Utah has been an important nonferrous mineral producing state for over 100 years, her contributions in helping America become a great civilization are unquestionable.
Hansen, Gary Barker, "A Business History of the Copper Industry of Utah, 1860-1910" (1963). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 1144.
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