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Alabama Mining Associations

  • Alabama Coal Association (ACA) - The Alabama Coal Association was formed in 1972 by a small number of surface mining companies who recognized the need for a unified voice to cope with the modern-day issues that impact so dramatically on the mining industry.

Alabama Mining Resources

Alabama Mining Schools / Education & Career Resources

Alaska Mining Associations

  • Alaska Miners Association - The Alaska Miners Association is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Anchorage with Branches located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Juneau, Denali, and Nome. The association works to promote the mining industry in Alaska. It advocates the development and use of Alaska's mineral resources to provide an economic base for the State.
  • Alaska Geological Society (AGS) - The Alaska Geological Society (AGS) is a not-for-profit organization of both professional geoscientists and general earth science enthusiasts. Our mission is to promote interest in, and understanding of, the geology of Alaska and to provide a forum and common organization for those interested in geology and related earth sciences.
  • Alaska Miners Association - Fairbanks Branch - Get together to learn more about what's happening in the world of Alaska and International Arctic Ore Deposit research, geology, and mining operations.

Alaska Mining Resources

  • MDIRA Minerals Data Information Rescue in Alaska (MDIRA) - Promote mineral exploration in Alaska.
  • Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys - Determine the potential of Alaskan land for production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures (AS 41.08.020).
  • Department of Natural Resources - Mining, Land & Water - The Division of Mining, Land and Water manages all state-owned land except for trust property and units of the Alaska State Park System. When all land conveyances under the Alaska Statehood Act are complete, the division will be responsible for over 100 million acres of uplands, including non-petroleum minerals in these lands.
  • Alaska Mining - Alaska Mining is a magazine of Alaska mining stories, how-to articles, Alaska mining history trivia and Alaska mining claims for sale directories about mining the Alaska frontier.
  • Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation - The Alaska Mining Hall of Fame Foundation is a non-profit organization which seeks to honor those who have contributed much to the rich history of mining in the state of Alaska.
  • Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc. - RDC is the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc., a statewide business association comprised of individuals and companies from Alaska’s oil and gas, mining, forest products, tourism and fisheries industries.
  • BLM Alaska Minerals Program - The BLM Alaska minerals program has responsibilities and adjudicative duties associated with federal mining claims, mineral surveys and patents, validation of title evidence, review of mineral validity reports, service of federal minerals contest actions, guidance for surface use management and use and occupancy under the mining laws; processing mineral lease applications, mineral materials, solid minerals prospecting permits, bonding documentation, and oil and gas reinstatement actions; coordinating oil and gas lease sales; and preparation and service of decisions, notices and other legal documents.
  • Alaska Division of Economic Development - The Division of Economic Development is the primary advocacy agency in state government promoting mineral exploration and development by providing information, economic data, and technical assistance and extending a welcome to companies and individuals seeking to and doing business in Alaska.

Arizona Mining Associations

  • Arizona Mining Association - The Arizona Mining Association was established as a non-profit business league. The association's mission is to acquire and disseminate educational, business and scientific information that is essential to the formation of sound public policies affecting the Arizona mining industry.
  • Arizona Geological Society - A portal for the Arizona Geological Society, including Geology Blog, Officers Forum, Upcoming Speakers, and more.
  • Arizona Rock Products Association - The Arizona Rock Products Association is a trade association that represents the interests of Arizona’s sand, gravel, cement, asphalt and aggregate industries. ARPA members provide the raw materials that make construction possible.

Arizona Mining Resources

  • The State of Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources - The State of Arizona Department of Mines and Mineral Resources promotes the development of the mineral resources of Arizona. This is accomplished through technical and educational processes, including field investigations, public seminars, publications, conferences and mineral displays; and by providing mining, metallurgical and other technical information and assistance to those interested in developing the mineral resources of Arizona.

Arizona Mining Schools / Education & Career Resources

  • The University of Arizona - Department of Mining and Geological Engineering - The University of Arizona - Department of Mining and Geological Engineering offers a BSc in Mining Engineering, MSc and PhD in Mining, Geological, and Geophysical Engineering, Master of Engineering degree, and certificates in geomechanics, health and safety, and mine information and production technology.

Arkansas Mining Resources

California Mining Associations

California Mining Resources

  • California Geological Survey - CGS is dedicated to the fulfillment of its mission to provide scientific products and services about the state's geology, seismology and mineral resources that affect the health, safety, and business interests of the people of California.
  • State Mining & Geology Board (SMGB) - The SMGB represents the State's interest in the development, utilization and conservation of mineral resources; reclamation of mined lands; development of geologic and seismic hazard information; and to provide a forum for public redress.

Colorado Mining Associations

  • Colorado Mining Association (CMA - The Colorado Mining Association (CMA) is a trade association whose membership, numbering 140 companies and 800 individuals, is composed of both small and large enterprises engaged in the exploration for, production and refining of, metals, coal, oil shale, and industrial minerals; firms that manufacture and distribute mining and mineral processing equipment and supplies; and other institutions providing services and supplies to the mineral industry.
  • The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists - The Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists is one of the largest associations of geologists in the United States. The RMAG is composed of earth scientists from industry, government, and academia encompassing a wide spectrum of backgrounds. All share a common interest in the geology of our Rocky Mountain area.
  • Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (RMCMI) - RMCMI is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of western coal through education. Member states are Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. The Institute is proud to claim members from throughout the United States, and from Canada. Membership is diverse and includes individuals from both surface and underground mines, equipment manufacturers, service/supply firms, utilities, coal transporters, law firms, government, universities and colleges, financial institutions, and others interested in supporting the industry.
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) - The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) is a collaborative educational non-profit organization dedicated to the scholarly and practical study of the law and regulations relating to mining, oil and gas, water, public lands, land use, conservation, environmental protection, and other related areas.
  • Denver Mining Club - The Denver Mining Club is a non–profit public forum for the many facets of the mineral industry: engineering, metallurgy, mineralogy, geology, geophysics, exploration, mine planning and production, legal, financial, environmental, political, historical, and mineral–related travelogues.

Colorado Mining Resources

Colorado Mining Schools / Education & Career Resources

  • Colorado School of Mines - Colorado School of Mines is a public research university devoted to engineering and applied science.

Connecticut Mining Resources

  • Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey - The Connecticut Geological and Natural History Survey produces maps and publications including survey bulletins, reports of investigations, statewide and detailed quadrangle maps, digital geologic imagery and GIS data, biological and botanical reports of investigation, and geologic guidebooks among others.

Delaware Mining Resources

  • Delaware Geological Survey - The Delaware Geological Survey (DGS) is a science-based, public-service-driven Delaware state agency at the University of Delaware (UD) that conducts geologic and hydrologic research, service, and exploration for the benefit of the citizens of the First State. The mission of the DGS is to provide objective earth science information, advice, and service to its stakeholders–the citizens, policy makers, industries, and educational institutions of Delaware.

District of Columbia Mining Associations

Florida Mining Resources

Georgia Mining Associations

  • Georgia Mining Association (GMA) - The Georgia Mining Association (GMA), founded in 1972, is a Georgia trade association dedicated to helping mining companies and allied trade members succeed, understand, comply and function in a complex business and regulatory world. The primary purpose of the Georgia Mining Association is to protect and promote the mining industry in the state.

Georgia Mining Resources

Idaho Mining Associations

  • Idaho Mining Association - The mission of the Idaho Mining Association is to act as the unified voice for its members to ensure the long-term health and well-being of Idaho’s mining industry.

Indiana Mining Associations

  • Indiana Coal Council - The Indiana Coal Council, Inc. is a trade association for the coal industry in Indiana. The not-for-profit corporation was formed to foster, promote and defend the interests of Indiana's coal producers, coal reserve holders, and other business entities related to the coal industry.

Kentucky Mining Associations

  • Kentucky Coal Association - Headquartered in Lexington, the Kentucky Coal Association is the state's leading coal association with members representing both Eastern and Western Kentucky, surface and underground production, and union and non-union operations.
  • Kentucky Crushed Stone Association - Kentucky Crushed Stone Association is a non-profit organization which promotes quality within the aggregates industry throughout the commonwealth of Kentucky, while supporting its members with insurance programs, including health, life, disability, and worker’s compensation.
  • American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) - ASMR’s mission is to represent and serve a diverse national and international community of scientists, practitioners, private industry, technicians, educators, planners, and government regulators involved in mineral extraction and the reclamation of disturbed lands.
  • West Kentucky Coal Association - Through a united effort of coal companies and coal industry suppliers, the Western Kentucky Coal industry can develop its full potential while continuing to contribute to the welfare of Western Kentucky and the Nation, as well as the future prosperity of the industry and its support industries.

Louisiana Mining Associations

  • Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council (MVTTC) - The Mississippi Valley Trade & Transport Council (MVTTC) is based in New Orleans, Louisiana, in the heart of the Lower Mississippi - the World's busiest port complex. Our member companies are involved in the production, consumption, handling, sales and distribution of millions of tons of commerce including aggregates, cement, coal, coke, fertilizers, grain, liquid bulk, industrial minerals, raw materials, iron and steel commodities and general cargo.

Maryland Mining Association

  • Maryland Coal Association - Incorporated in 1937, the association was formed to serve the many companies involved in Maryland’s coal industry. This has included local piers, agents, laboratories, and utilities, as well as railroads, mines, agents, producers and consumers from other states.

Minnesota Mining Associations

  • Iron Mining Association (IMA) of Minnesota - The Iron Mining Association (IMA) of Minnesota promotes a healthy iron ore industry that will continue to benefit Northeastern Minnesota as well as the entire state.
  • Minnesota Mine Safety Association (MMSA) - MMSA strives to provide current, reliable information to the mining and construction materials industry. We endeavor to support safety and health education for all members of this community.

Missouri Mining Associations

  • Mining Industry Council Of Missouri - The Mining Industry Council of Missouri is a trade association formed in 1966 and incorporated in 1971. Its membership is composed of companies actively engaged in mineral mining and production in Missouri, individual and companies holding mineral rights in property in Missouri and individuals or companies with peripheral interests in the mining industry in Missouri who have been approved for membership by the Board of Directors of the Mining Industry Council.

Montana Mining Associations

  • Montana Coal Council - The Montana Coal Council is a nonprofit industry association whose membership includes all major coal mine operators, holders of Montana coal reserves, those who ship the coal, utilities who use the coal, and numerous suppliers and businesses directly and indirectly involved in the coal industry.
  • Montana Mining Association (MMA) - The Montana Mining Association (MMA) is a Montana trade association dedicated to helping mining companies, small miners and allied trade members succeed, understand, comply and function in a complex business and regulatory world. The primary purpose of the Montana Mining Association is to protect and promote the mining industry in the state.

National Mining Associations

  • National Mining Association (NMA) - The National Mining Association (NMA) is the voice of the American mining industry in Washington, D.C. NMA is the only national trade organization that represents the interests of mining before Congress, the Administration, federal agencies, the judiciary and the media.
  • ACAA - American Coal Ash Association - The American Coal Ash Association, established in 1968, is a nonprofit trade association devoted to recycling the materials created when we burn coal to generate electricity.
  • American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG) - The American Institute of Professional Geologists (AIPG), founded in 1963, is the largest association dedicated to promoting geology as a profession. It presently has more than 5,500 members in the U.S. and abroad, organized into 36 regional Sections.
  • American Institute of Minerals Appraisers (AIMA) - The American Institute of Minerals Appraisers (AIMA) is a non-profit association dedicated to the advancement of the appraisal profession in general and that of the appraisal of minerals in particular.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers - Founded in 1852, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and is America's oldest national engineering society.
  • American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) - The American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) was founded in 1973 as a small West Virginia advisory council concerned with reclamation of lands that had been disturbed by coal extraction. ASMR has evolved into a professional society of international prominence, including members from 20 countries.
  • Geological Society of America - Established in 1888, The Geological Society of America provides access to elements that are essential to the professional growth of earth scientists at all levels of expertise and from all sectors: academic, government, business, and industry.
  • The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America - The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) is a professional organization dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding about mining and why mined materials are essential to modern society and human well being.
  • American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) - The Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration is a professional society to promote knowledge exchange, propogate information, and validate professional status in the mining and minerals engineering fields.

Nevada Mining Associations

  • Women in Mining (WIM) - WOMEN IN MINING (WIM) is a nationwide organization composed of individuals employed in, associated with, or interested in the mining industry. The Organization is NOT limited to women only. Members include engineers, geologists, land men, secretaries, lobbyists, mine workers, educators and concerned citizens.
  • Nevada Mining Association (NMA) - The Nevada Mining Association is comprised of operating mining companies, exploration companies, suppliers of industry equipment, goods and services, counselors and consultants, and individuals interested in the well-being of the industry. The association’s objective is to maintain a business and operating environment that will encourage the development and production of minerals in Nevada using safe and environmentally conscious methods.

New Mexico Mining Associations

  • New Mexico Mining Association (NMMA) - The NMMA serves as a spokesman for the mining industry in New Mexico. The NMMA serves the industry on a wide range subjects, such as taxation, environmental quality, public lands, health and safety, and education through the expertise of its members and member companies.
  • New Mexico Geological Society (NMGS) - The New Mexico Geological Society promotes interest in geology and associated sciences, fosters scientific research and publications, encourages cooperation among its members, and stimulates interest in New Mexico geology.

North Dakota Mining Associations

  • Lignite Energy Council - The primary objective of the Lignite Energy Council is to maintain a viable lignite coal industry and enhance development of the region's lignite coal resources for use in generating electricity, synthetic natural gas and valuable byproducts.

Ohio Mining Associations

  • Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association (OAIMA) - The Ohio Aggregates & Industrial Minerals Association is the trade association in Ohio that represents all of the state's mining operations, except coal. These commodities include mostly construction materials, both natural and manmade, such as aggregates (which are sand, gravel, slag, and crushed limestone, dolomite, and sandstone), salt, clay, shale, gypsum, industrial sand, building stone, lime, cement, and recycled concrete.
  • Ohio Coal Association - The Ohio Coal Association is a trade association dedicated to representing Ohio’s coal industry. As a united front, the Association is committed to advancing the development and utilization of Ohio coal as an abundant, economic and environmentally sound energy source.
  • International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) - The International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) was formed in 1974 as a professional society dedicated to promoting the safety, security and the controlled use of explosives in mining, quarrying, construction, manufacturing, demolition, aerospace, forestry, avalanche control, art, automotives, special effects, exploration, seismology, agriculture, law enforcement, and many other peaceful uses of explosives.

Oregon Mining Associations

  • Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) - The Eastern Oregon Mining Association (EOMA) is a non-profit organization representing and advocating the role of mining in the Pacific Northwest. Our membership is primarily made up of small mine operators, prospectors, and many others interested in mining, minerals, environment and the outdoors.
  • Bohemia Mine Owner’s Association Inc. - Several mine owners and operators conducting metal mining operations in the Bohemia Mining District organized the Bohemia Mine Owner’s Association in 1903. The Bohemia Mining District is located 35 miles southeast of Cottage Grove in the Calapooya Mountain Range. The District is approximately 25 square miles in size and contains ores rich in gold, silver, lead, copper, zinc, nickel, and iron.

Pennsylvania Mining Associations

  • Pennsylvania Coal Association (PCA) - The Pennsylvania Coal Association (PCA) is a trade organization representing surface and underground coal operators that produce bituminous coal mined in the Commonwealth. The Association’s mission is to advance the mining and use of the state’s most abundant and economical energy resource in an environmentally responsible manner through sound legislative and regulatory policies and judicial decisions.

Texas Mining Associations

  • Texas Mining and Reclamation Association - The Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA) is an industry trade association of approximately 100 state and national mining industry members representing several thousand employees.

Utah Mining Associations

Virginia Mining Associations

  • Virginia Mining Associations, Inc. (VMA) - The Virginia Mining Associations, Inc. (VMA) is a non-profit trade association, representing Virginia’s coal mining companies and the vendors and suppliers who support the industry.
  • Eastern Coal Council - The Eastern Coal Council, created in 1979, as a membership organization of coal, rail, and power industries, manufacturing and service companies, educational institutions, researchers and educators, chambers of commerce, and individuals who work together for the purpose of promoting coal, rail and power through education and public awareness.

Washington Mining Associations

  • Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) - Northwest Mining Association (NWMA) is a regional association representing our members’ interests throughout the United States and Canada. NWMA serves in the role of the state mining association for Oregon and Washington, working closely with sister organizations representing the aggregate industry. We also work closely with the National Mining Association, state mining associations in the western United States, as well as provincial and regional mining associations throughout Canada.
  • Washington Prospectors Mining Association (WPMA) - The Washington Prospectors Mining Association (WPMA) is the largest non-profit small scale mining association in the State of Washington.
  • American Coal Foundation (ACF) - The American Coal Foundation (ACF) is a nonprofit educational organization supported by a coalition of coal producers, electric utilities, railroads, equipment suppliers, and sellers along with the labor union.

West Virginia Mining Associations

  • West Virginia Coal Association - Located in Charleston, W.Va., the West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90 percent of the state's underground and surface coal mine production.
  • American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) - The American Society of Mining and Reclamation (ASMR) was founded in 1973 as a small West Virginia advisory council concerned with reclamation of lands that had been disturbed by coal extraction. ASMR has evolved into a professional society of international prominence, including members from 20 countries.

West Virginia Mining Resources

Wyoming Mining Associations

  • Wyoming Mining Association - The Wyoming Mining Association serves as a unified voice, providing value at a reasonable cost to its membership, by communicating, influencing, and promoting issues on behalf of the mining industry.

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