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    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Water Law Native American Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Corporate Law
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    Portland, Oregon
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    Environmental Law Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Construction
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Transactions / UCC Law Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
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    Employment Law - Management Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants Litigation - Labor and Employment Mining Law Labor Law - Management
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    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Antitrust Law Commercial Litigation Mining Law Natural Resources Law Bet-the-Company Litigation
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Commercial Litigation Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation - Municipal Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Energy Regulatory Law Natural Resources Law Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Energy Law Oil and Gas Law Real Estate Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Environmental Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Rutland, Vermont
  • Practice Areas:
    Land Use and Zoning Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning
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  • Location:
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law Mining Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Natural Resources Law International Mergers & Acquisitions Energy Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Mining Law Water Law Natural Resources Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Seattle, Washington
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Water Law Mining Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Mining Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Litigation - Real Estate Real Estate Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law
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  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Mining Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Anchorage, Alaska
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Environmental Environmental Law Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Bridgeport, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Energy Law Litigation - Labor and Employment Labor Law - Management Appellate Practice Employment Law - Individuals Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Shreveport, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Environmental Law Energy Law Mining Law Natural Resources Law Real Estate Law Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Environmental
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  • Location:
    Austin, Texas
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Water Law Litigation - Environmental Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Mining Law Energy Law
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  • Location:
    Overland Park, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Mining Law Litigation - Antitrust Appellate Practice Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Banking and Finance Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Administrative / Regulatory Law Energy Law Health Care Law Mining Law
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  • Location:
    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Natural Resources Law Oil and Gas Law
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  • Location:
    Lexington, Kentucky
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Mining Law
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  • Location:
    Charleston, West Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Litigation - Regulatory Enforcement (SEC, Telecom, Energy) Litigation - Environmental Oil and Gas Law Litigation - Municipal Energy Law Litigation - Land Use and Zoning Commercial Litigation Mining Law Environmental Law
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  • Location:
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Natural Resources Law Environmental Law Oil and Gas Law Energy Law Native American Law
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  • Location:
    Birmingham, Alabama
  • Practice Areas:
    Mining Law Workers' Compensation Law - Employers
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  • Location:
    Wichita, Kansas
  • Practice Areas:
    Natural Resources Law Energy Law Mining Law

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Mining Law Definition

Mining, regardless of the method (surface or underground) or the resource (metals, coal, or other minerals), involves the separation of a geological strata or valuable ore from the earth. In all of its forms, mining requires extensive capital and specialized machines and labor forces. Because mining frequently occurs over large geographic areas it can alter the hydrogeology and landscape of the area in which it occurs. As a consequence, there is a large body of common law and many statutory programs that define the property rights of persons engaged in mining, and control the environmental effects and safety practices of mining.

The ranks of “mining lawyers” typically involve specialists in mineral property acquisition and leasing, labor, employment and mine safety law, and environmental law. In the eastern United States, mining typically occurs on private property and often on tracts where title to the minerals has been severed from the surface. The predominant resources mined are coal, aggregates, iron ore, and salt. In the west, these same resources are recovered, but “hard rock” mining for precious metals (gold and silver), common metals (copper), and specialty minerals predominates. Unlike the eastern United States, most of the mining occurs on property owned by the agencies of the federal government.

Environmental practitioners serving the mining industry in the east should have a working knowledge of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and comparable state laws, the Clean Water Act and specifically the § 402 (NPDES) and § 404 (fill discharges) programs, the Clean Air Act, and the National Environmental Protection Act. Western practitioners should have this same background as well as a familiarity with the General Mining Law, the Mineral Leasing Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.

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Mining, regardless of the method (surface or underground) or the resource (metals, coal, or other minerals), involves the separation of a geological strata or valuable ore from the earth. In all of its forms, mining requires extensive capital and specialized machines and labor forces. Because mining frequently occurs over large geographic areas it can alter the hydrogeology and landscape of the area in which it occurs. As a consequence, there is a large body of common law and many statutory programs that define the property rights of persons engaged in mining, and control the environmental effects and safety practices of mining.

The ranks of “mining lawyers” typically involve specialists in mineral property acquisition and leasing, labor, employment and mine safety law, and environmental law. In the eastern United States, mining typically occurs on private property and often on tracts where title to the minerals has been severed from the surface. The predominant resources mined are coal, aggregates, iron ore, and salt. In the west, these same resources are recovered, but “hard rock” mining for precious metals (gold and silver), common metals (copper), and specialty minerals predominates. Unlike the eastern United States, most of the mining occurs on property owned by the agencies of the federal government.

Environmental practitioners serving the mining industry in the east should have a working knowledge of the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act and comparable state laws, the Clean Water Act and specifically the § 402 (NPDES) and § 404 (fill discharges) programs, the Clean Air Act, and the National Environmental Protection Act. Western practitioners should have this same background as well as a familiarity with the General Mining Law, the Mineral Leasing Act and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act.