| Alabama . .
| Alaska . . . .
| Arizona . . . .
State Mine Inspector On-Line
Links to Arizona State Mine Inspection Team
(health and safety
inspections at all active mines; investigate fatal or other serious
mine-related accidents as well as complaints from employees or
concerned citizens), Abandoned and Inactive Mine (AIM) Survey,
Education and Training Division, Mined Land Reclamation Division, and
Agency Operations and Special Projects.
Department of Mines & Mineral Resources
Non-regulatory State agency that aids in the
promotion and development of mineral resources.
| Arkansas . . . .
| California . . . .
California Resources Agency
is responsible for the conservation,
enhancement, and management of
California's natural and cultural resources, including land, water,
wildlife, parks, minerals, and historic sites. The Agency is composed
of departments, boards, conservancies, commissions, and programs.
of Conservation Minerals & Mining
They produce mineral classification maps to
help local governments with land-use
planning decisions. These maps enable local governments to assess
future development with a full understanding of where valuable mineral
exist. At the same time, we work to ensure mined lands are reclaimed
to usable condition after mining operations cease.
of Occupational Safety & Health
The Division is charged with the jurisdiction
and supervision over
workplaces in California that are not under Federal jurisdiction. The
Division enforces the laws and regulations governing the protection of
the life, safety and health of every employee in California places of
employment. Contact information is as follows:
Mr. Stephen C. Hart, Principal Engineer
CalOSHA-Mining and Tunneling Unit
Region V Office
1367 E. Lassen Avenue, Suite B-4
Chico, CA 95973
(530) 895-6938 Telephone
(530) 895-6941 Fax
| Colorado . . . .
| Illinois . . . .
| Kentucky . . . .
of Mines and Minerals
Links to Lexington Main Office, Division of
Training and Education,
Division of Mine Licensing, Mine Map Information Center, Division of
Explosives and Blasting, Division of Oil and Gas, District Offices,
1996 Annual Report, 1997 Annual Report.
| Louisiana . . . .
Department of Natural Resources, Office of Conservation, Injection
and Mining Division, Surface Mining Section
Regulates the mining of coal and lignite.
Ensure that coal mines are operated in a manner that protects citizens
and the environment during mining and assures that the land is restored
to beneficial use following mining, mitigate the effects of past mining.
| Maryland . . . .
| Minnesota . . . .
Range Resources & Rehabilitation Board
Mining Programs designed to provide incentives
for the exploration of minerals besides iron, and other initiatives to
enhance the taconite industry and to reclaim abandoned mine lands.
Links to: Available Programs (Drilling Incentive Grant Program,
Taconite Economic Development Fund Program, Producer Grant Program,
Governor's Task Force on Mining and Minerals, Mine land Reclamation),
Exploration for Non-ferrous Minerals, MExA - (MN Exploration
Association), The Minnesota Prospector, Iron Mining Association of MN,
Natural Resources Research Institute Center for Applied Research and
Technology Development, Minnesota Geological Survey, DNR Minerals,
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
| Mississippi . . . .
| Montana . . . .
| Nevada . . . .
on Mineral Resources, Division of Minerals
Links to extensive mining pages and Mine
Safety and Training Sections.
Also, links to various topics that include: Abandoned Mine Lands,
Environment, Mineral Education, Mining Fraud and Mining Investment,
Oil, Gas, and Geothermal, Press Releases, Publications (Division),
Reclamation Bond Pool Regulation, Map of Nevada Major Mines, Oil Fields
and Geothermal Plants.
Bureau of Mines
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG)
is a research and public
service unit of the University of Nevada and is the state geological
survey. NBMG is part of the Mackay School of Mines at the University of
Nevada, Reno. NBMG scientists conduct research and publish reports on
mineral resources, engineering geology, environmental geology, hydro
geology, and geologic mapping.
| New Mexico . . . .
Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Mining and Minerals Division
Regulates coal and hard rock mines, reclaims
abandoned mine lands and
encourages economic development through mining. Links to Office of the
Director, Coal Mine Reclamation Bureau, Abandoned Mine Land Bureau,
Mining Act Reclamation Bureau, Minerals and Policy Program. Plus
organization chart with names and telephone numbers.
| North Carolina . . . .
| North Dakota . . . .
Links to Minerals Management Division (issues
coal leases, monitors the
mining activity and works with the Surface Division to ensure
development on state land proceeds in an environmentally sound manner)
and Surface Management Division (processes easements for pipelines,
electrical transmission lines, county roads and highways, leases for
gravel and aggregate mining, and manages acquired properties for other
With links to pages on the following mineral
Cement Rock, Clay, Coal, Oil and Gas, Salt, Sand and Gravel, Uranium,
| Ohio . . . .
Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Mangement
Links to Coal Mining (History of Coal Mining,
Regulation of Coal
Mining, Facts on Coal, Coal Regulatory Program), Industrial Minerals
Mining (History of Industrial Minerals, Regulation of Industrial
Minerals, Industrial Minerals Regulatory Programs), Mine Safety (Mine
Safety Program, Underground Mine Safety, Surface Mine Safety), and
| Oregon . . . .
of Geology and Mineral Industries - Mined Land Reclamation Program
Issues permits for all extraction, processing,
and reclamation for minerals. A permit is required for any mine where
more than 5,000 cubic yards of material are removed or where mining
affects more than one acre of land within a twelve month period.
. . . .
of Environmental Protection, Mining and Mineral Resources
Links to Abandoned Mine Reclamation, Deep Mine
Safety (with links to
Training Resources, Safe Worker Search, Mine Safety Jeopardy,Web Site
Map, Calendar of Events, The Guest Book, Mine Safety Discussion, Our
Weekly Reports), District Mining Operations (names and addresses),
Mining and Reclamation, and Oil and Gas Management.
Topographic & Geologic Survey
The 1997 edition of the Directory of the
Nonfuel-mineral Producers in Pennsylvania
provides detailed information about the rocks being mined in
Pennsylvania, the products being obtained from these rocks, and the
companies that obtain them. The majority of the 695 operations listed
in the Directory are sources of construction aggregate, such as crushed
stone, sand, and gravel, and borrow-and-fill material. Also includes
information on agricultural minerals, dimension stone, high-quality
carbonate rocks, topsoil, and many specialized rock products.
| South Dakota . . . .
of Environment and Natural Resources, Minerals and Mining
Links to What We Do for You, What Requires a
Permit, What Type of Activities Do Not Require a Permit, Who issues
Permits, What are the Laws and Regulations that Apply to Mineral,
Operations Staff of Minerals and Mining Program, History of Mining
Regulation in South Dakota, 1997 Mineral and Mining Summary, 1996
Mineral and Mining Summary, 1995 Mineral and Mining Summary, Inactive
and Abandoned Mines, Links to Related Web Sites and Publications, South
Dakota Gold Mining: Regulations, Compliance, and Environmental History.
| Texas . .
Commission, Surface Mining and Reclamation Division
Links to About the Surface Mining and
Reclamation Division, Who to
Contact, Coal / Lignite, Uranium, Iron Ore Regulatory Programs,
Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Program, Aggregate Quarry and Pit
of Economic Geology
Research in advanced geotechnology; oil and
gas discovery and recovery
optimization; geophysics; environmental, waste-disposal, and hydro
geologic studies; coastal processes; and coal and mineral resources.
| Utah . .
of Natural Resources, Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining
Page contains various links to oil, gas and
of Natural Resources Mining
Links to 1997 Coal Regulatory Program
Certification, DANGER! - Abandoned Mines, Abandoned Mine Reclamation
Program, Coal Mining Rules, Non-Coal Mining Rules, and other mining
| Virginia . . . .
of Mines, Minerals and Energy
The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and
safety and reclamation regulatory programs for coal, gas and oil and
metal/non-metal mineral extraction activities, provides mineral
research and offers advice on wise use of resources. Its programs
directly serve miners and mine operators, citizens who live near mining
operations, mining labor groups other regulatory agencies, the
educational community, the mineral industry, and environmental,
consumer and industry special-interest groups.
| Washington . . . .
of Natural Resources
Division of Geology and Earth Resources
Links to surface mine reclamation. (Lists
Metallic minerals, Industrial
minerals, Construction aggregates, and Coal under Resources, but does
not have links.)
| West Virginia . . . .
Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety and Training
Links to abstracts of recent fatal mining
accidents, abstracts of
serious accidents (under development), Miner Certification Examination
Schedules, Where to Take Miner Certification Classes (under
development), West Virginia Mining Statistics (Production and Injury
Data), Frequently Asked Questions, Agency Informational Updates, Mining
in West Virginia: A Capsule History, Publications Information, Mine
Rescue Contest Schedule, Interesting Mining Related Sites, WV MHS&T
forms (under development), and a Photo Gallery (under development).
| Wyoming . . . .