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Mining and Minerals Bureau of Land Management

Types of Minerals. The minerals on Federal lands are divided into three categories, each subject to different laws and regulations. Locatable, which are subject to the Mining Law of 1872, as amended, include gold, silver, copper and other hard rock minerals.

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About Mining and Minerals Bureau of Land Management

Mining and Mineral Policy of 1970. This law declares that it is the continuing policy of the federal government to foster and encourage private enterprise in the development of a stable domestic minerals industry and the orderly and economic development of domestic mineral resources. This act includes all minerals, including sand and gravel ...

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Mining on Federal Lands: More Than 800 Operations ...

May 28, 2020  Mining on federal lands can produce minerals such as gold, copper, coal, and phosphate. Several laws govern such mining. Depending on the type of federal land and what kind of mineral is produced, mine operators may or may not have to pay the government a royalty.

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A Federal Strategy to Ensure Secure and Reliable Supplies ...

Improve Access to Domestic Critical Mineral Resources on Federal Lands and Reduce Federal Permitting Timeframes: Provides recommendations to streamline permitting and review processes related to developing mining claims or leases and enhancing access to domestic critical mineral resources. 6.

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Mining on Federal Lands: Hardrock Minerals

May 18, 2007  Major Mining Legislation After the 1872 Mining Law In 1920, the Mineral Leasing Act removed oil, gas, oil shale, phosphates, sodium, and certain other minerals on federal public domain lands from the claim-patent system of the 1872 Mining Law and set up a system of leasing in which the federal government retain s ownership of the leased lands.

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Mining on Federal Lands: Hardrock Minerals

Mining of hardrock minerals on federal lands is governed primarily by the General Mining Law of 1872. The original purposes of the Mining Law were to promote mineral exploration and development on federal lands in the western United States, offer an opportunity to obtain a clear title to mines already being worked, and help settle the West. The Mining Law grants free access to individuals and ...

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Federal Mineral Policy: The General Mining Law of 1872

FEDERAL MINERAL POLICY: THE GENERAL MINING LAW OF 1872. ROBERT C. ANDERSON This paper evaluates economic aspects of the discovery process on open Federal lands. The discovery of hardrock minerals is regulated by the General Mining Law of 18721 which allows prospectors open

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An Alaskan gets a federal nomination, mining for minerals ...

Apr 16, 2021  An Alaskan gets a federal nomination, mining for minerals, and flying on bio-fuel Linda F. Hersey, [email protected]; Apr 16, 2021 Apr 16, 2021 Updated Apr 16, 2021; Comments ...

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Will the U.S. Mine for Rare Earth and Exotic Minerals ...

May 15, 2021  A conservative estimate of the cost of a transition to “clean energy” is $1.7 trillion needed for mining of copper, cobalt, lithium and other rare earth and exotic metals and minerals. This ...

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Minerals Mined on Federal Land Spared Taxes, Aided by ...

May 18, 2011  Mining entities pay no more than $5 an acre for land from which they extract billions of dollars worth of minerals. By contrast, multinational oil and gas firms are required to competitively bid ...

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Hardrock Mining on Federal Lands - GAO

Jan 21, 2016  Federal agencies oversee hardrock mining operations on federal lands. However, they face challenges collecting data and conducting cleanup activities. Hardrock minerals, such as gold, silver, and copper, play an important role in the U.S. economy by contributing to multiple industries, including transportation, defense, and aerospace.

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Mineral Mining and Processing Effluent Guidelines ...

Mar 10, 2014  EPA promulgated the Mineral Mining and Processing Effluent Guidelines and Standards (40 CFR Part 436) in 1975, and amended the regulation in 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1979.The regulation covers wastewater discharges from mine drainage, mineral processing operations and stormwater runoff.

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Mineral Royalties on Federal Lands: Issues for Congress

Jan 19, 2015  A mineral royalty is a payment to the resource owner for the extraction of the mineral. In the mining industry the royalty is typically based on production ($/ton) or income (percent of gross or net income). For federal oil and gas leases, royalties are assessed on the gross value of production minus allowable deductions.

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MINING IN NATIONAL FORESTS - fs.fed.us

Forest Service Role in Minerals Management In the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970, Congress declared that it is the continuing policy of the Federal Government, in the national interest, to foster and encourage private enterprise in (among other goals) the development of domestic mineral resources and the reclamation of mined land.

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New Battery Supply-Chain and Federal Lands Mining Law Task ...

Jun 25, 2021  This piece is from Mining News North and talks about Biden administration efforts including 1) a task force to identify sites where critical minerals (read batteries) can be responsibly produced and processed in the U.S., 2) and another to propose new legislation for mines on federal land, and to 3) fully explore “opportunities to reduce time ...

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Mining Law 2021 Laws and Regulations USA ICLG

Oct 09, 2020  The General Mining Law of 1872 (GML), 30 U.S.C. §§ 21–54, 611–615, as amended, is the principal law governing locatable minerals on federal lands. The GML affords US citizens the opportunity to explore for, discover and purchase certain valuable mineral deposits on federal lands open for mineral entry.

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Minerals Mined on Federal Land Spared Taxes, Aided by ...

May 18, 2011  Mining entities pay no more than $5 an acre for land from which they extract billions of dollars worth of minerals. By contrast, multinational oil and gas firms are required to competitively bid ...

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26 U.S. Code § 613 - Percentage depletion U.S. Code US ...

The term “mining” includes not merely the extraction of the ores or minerals from the ground but also the treatment processes considered as mining described in paragraph (4) (and the treatment processes necessary or incidental thereto), and so much of the transportation of ores or minerals (whether or not by common carrier) from the point of extraction from the ground to the plants or ...

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Federal government needs to protect critical minerals ...

Jun 22, 2021  OTTAWA — The federal government is due for a “wake-up call” on the need to protect Canada’s critical minerals industry, as China tightens its grip on supplies of rare earths and other ...

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United States Bureau of Mines - Wikipedia

Summary. USBM was established in the Department of the Interior on May 16, 1910, pursuant to the Organic Act (Public Law 179), to deal with a wave of catastrophic mine disasters. The Bureau's mission was gradually expanded to include: The conduct of research to enhance the safety, health, and environmental impact of mining and processing of minerals and materials.

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Biden's plan to stop mining critical minerals ...

May 28, 2021  Relying on foreign allies for critical minerals supply instead of mining domestically would be an “irresponsible” and “dangerous” policy for the Biden administration to pursue, a top ...

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The Mineral Industry of South Carolina - USGS

Sources of information. South Carolina leads in vermiculite production and is a major producer of kaolin. Other industrial minerals include construction industrial sand/gravel, crushed stone, and portland cement; a gold mine also began production recently. The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for South ...

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How America got outmaneuvered in a critical mining race ...

Dec 02, 2020  The policy called for faster permitting of mining on federal lands and launched a new mapping initiative to locate deposits of certain minerals and metals, including cobalt, in the U.S.

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Critical Minerals and U.S. Public Policy

Jun 28, 2019  Critical Minerals and U.S. Public Policy Congressional Research Service 2 After 2010, decisionmakers were faced with various policy questions, including is a domestic

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Regulating U.S. Mining - Minerals Make Life

Apr 16, 2019  The U.S. mining industry pays between 40 to 50 percent of earnings in federal, state and local royalties, taxes and other fees to benefit the communities in which it works and the U.S. federal government. Our economy and national defense depend on a strong domestic mining industry, utilizing our nation’s vast minerals reserves.

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MINING IN NATIONAL FORESTS - fs.fed.us

Forest Service Role in Minerals Management In the Mining and Minerals Policy Act of 1970, Congress declared that it is the continuing policy of the Federal Government, in the national interest, to foster and encourage private enterprise in (among other goals) the development of domestic mineral resources and the reclamation of mined land.

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Federal Register :: Locatable Minerals

Sep 13, 2018  Portions of the Executive Order direct the federal government to increase exploration for, and mining of, critical minerals (Sec. 3(b)) and to revise permitting processes to expedite exploration for, and production of, critical minerals (Sec. 3(d)) and the revision of 36 CFR part 228, subpart A, in the manner being contemplated and described in ...

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New Battery Supply-Chain and Federal Lands Mining Law Task ...

Jun 25, 2021  This piece is from Mining News North and talks about Biden administration efforts including 1) a task force to identify sites where critical minerals (read batteries) can be responsibly produced and processed in the U.S., 2) and another to propose new legislation for mines on federal land, and to 3) fully explore “opportunities to reduce time ...

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The Mineral Industry of South Carolina - USGS

Sources of information. South Carolina leads in vermiculite production and is a major producer of kaolin. Other industrial minerals include construction industrial sand/gravel, crushed stone, and portland cement; a gold mine also began production recently. The following data table gives nonfuel mineral commodity production data for South ...

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Critical Minerals and U.S. Public Policy

Jun 28, 2019  Critical Minerals and U.S. Public Policy Congressional Research Service 2 After 2010, decisionmakers were faced with various policy questions, including is a domestic

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NRC: Mines Minerals

Surface coal mining and the surface impacts of underground coal mining are regulated through SMCRA, a federal program that governs coal mining nationally. The Indiana General Assembly has enacted statutes to implement SMCRA at the state level, with DNR the Indiana agency having primary enforcement authority (sometimes called "primacy").

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Federal government needs to protect critical minerals ...

Jun 22, 2021  OTTAWA — The federal government is due for a “wake-up call” on the need to protect Canada’s critical minerals industry, as China tightens its grip on supplies of rare earths and other ...

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Minerals And Mining (General) Regulations, 2012 (L.I. 2173)

Minerals and Mining Act, 2006 (Act 703), these Regulations are made this day 20th of March, 2012. Recruitment of expatriates, training of Ghanaians and preference for local products Regulation 1 — Recruitment of expatriates and employment and training of Ghanaians

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Biden's plan to stop mining critical minerals ...

May 28, 2021  Relying on foreign allies for critical minerals supply instead of mining domestically would be an “irresponsible” and “dangerous” policy for the Biden administration to pursue, a top ...

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BLM Reporting Application - Land Mineral System Reports

The BLM's Legacy Rehost System, called LR2000, provides reports on BLM land and mineral use authorizations for oil, gas, and geothermal leasing, rights-of-way, coal and other mineral development, land and mineral title, mining claims, withdrawals, classifications, and more on federal lands or on federal mineral estate. The LR2000 enables users ...

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OFR 2000-3: Mining Regulations in Washington

sources, and Health). The laws governing mining on federal lands differ according to the mineral being mined. There are three categories of minerals: (1) locatable, (2) leasable, and (3) saleable. Locatable Minerals “Locatable minerals” are “valuable mineral deposits”, such as gold and silver. Valuable mineral deposits on federal lands are

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Federal Land Withdrawals: Where Our Account Was Overdrawn ...

Jan 08, 2020  Surprising to most, half of the nation’s federal hardrock minerals are already off limits for development. This disproportionately restricts access to critical minerals because the western states account for 75 percent of all U.S. metals mining—mostly on public lands—according to the National Mining Association, which has long held that ...

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Murkowski bill would speed permitting process for mineral ...

Apr 25, 2021  Sen. Lisa Murkowski has introduced legislation to speed up the review process for mineral mining on federal land, as demand for Alaska’s metals and rare earth minerals

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