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