Our nation is mineral rich indeed we have an incredible amount of raw materials right under our feet. We have natural gas, oil, copper, coal, iron and even uranium just to name a few. We are fortunate to have such natural resources and raw materials to support our industrial might. Wyoming along with Alaska lead the nation for having supported our industrial capacity.If we look at Wyoming with the city of Gillette above ground coal mining, Oil, natural gas, Kitty Litter, metals and the rest once could only say wow; it is mineral rich indeed. It seems obviously with the incredible ancient volcanic activities and upheaval there it has not only incredible landscapes, but lots of minerals have been thrust to the surface, everything from uranium to soda ash.Wyoming does a great service to our nation in providing the natural resource to our highly industrialized nation. The more we get from our own US Soil the less we have to rely on imported raw materials and their costs to transport and lowering these costs mean we can make the products for less money and compete better in the world markets and export meaning we will help our problematic issues with trade deficit out flows. Wyoming understands this and we are all the better for it.We must celebrate our great states, which have brought the United States to where we are today. Without this service every where you look and everything you see would not have been possible and we should consider this as our nation progresses forward looking back at all we are and all we have built. Think on this.