Hardrock Mining: Expenditures, Leasing and Government Policy

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Samuel Allen (Editor)

Series: Geology and Mineralogy Research Developments
BISAC: SCI048000

The General Mining Act of 1872 allowed individuals to obtain exclusive rights to valuable hardrock mineral deposits on land belonging to the United States. Miners explored, mined, and processed valuable minerals, but many did not reclaim the land after their operations ended. Unsecured mine tunnels, toxic waste piles, and other hazards—known as mine features—are found at abandoned hardrock mines across federal and nonfederal lands. The Forest Service, BLM, National Park Service, EPA, and OSMRE—as well as state agencies—administer programs that identify and address hazardous features at abandoned hardrock mines. This book looks at hardrock mining issues.

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Preface

Chapter 1. Abandoned Hardrock Mines: Information on Number of Mines, Expenditures, and Factors That Limit Efforts to Address Hazards
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 2. Hardrock Mining: Availability of Selected Data Related to Mining on Federal Lands
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 3. Hardrock Mining: Updated Information on State Royalties and Taxes
(United States Government Accountability Office)

Chapter 4. Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019
(Committee on Natural Resources)

Chapter 5. “The Long Overdue Need to Reform the Mining Law of 1872,” Including the Following Bill, and Other Related Measures: H.R. 2579, the Hardrock Leasing and Reclamation Act of 2019
(Committee on Natural Resources)

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