A Focus on Mining


Henri Walker

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI031000

The processes and requirements to mine on federal lands vary by mineral category, surface/subsurface management agencies, and estate ownership. Chapter 1 offers an introduction to the framework created by federal statutes applicable to mining on federal lands. It also highlights some topics in the mining sector that may be relevant to the issue of mining on federal lands.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Policy Topics and Background Related to Mining on Federal Lands
Brandon S. Tracy
Chapter 2. Mining on Federal Lands: More Than 800 Operations Authorized to Mine and Total Mineral Production Is Unknown
United States Government Accountability Office
Chapter 3. Illicit Mining: Threats to U.S. National Security and International Human Rights
Committee on Foreign Relations
Chapter 4. The Irreparable Environmental and Cultural Impacts of the Proposed Resolution Copper Mining Operation
Committee on Natural Resources
Chapter 5. The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund: Reauthorization Issues in the 116th Congress
Lance N. Larson
Chapter 6. The Abandoned Mine Reclamation Fund: Issues and Legislation in the 116th Congress
Lance N. Larson

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