Sul Ambiental Ltda.
is a Brazilian company that
specializes in recovering mercury from contaminated wastes and rivers.
They have a good summary in English and Portuguese of the dangers of
mercury and its connection to mining.
of Arizona's Mining Library Reference Guide
is a bibliography of
sources of information on mining and mining engineering.
of British Columbia Mineral Deposit Research Unit
includes abstracts of the Unit's
current research projects, including "Copper-Gold Porphyry
Systems of B.C."
and Geology Links
is a web page offering
many links to web sites relating to groundwater and hydrogeology
issues. Includes links to sites with software.
for Treatment of Mine Drainage
gives some information
about this process as well as about acid mine drainage, links to a
couple of relevant studies, and promises to update the site as the
author of the site conducts further review of information about it.
for Pure Water
has a site with
"Resources on Government and Regulations Related to Mining and
the Environment," which has links to a wide variety of federal,
state, and local laws relevant to mining.
3809 Hard rock mining regulations: Mineral
Policy Center has created a good resource with background
information on the regulations that govern hard rock mining on BLM
catalog of books on environmental law in the British Commonwealth.
The main point seems to
be to get you interested in buying the actual looseleaf services,
but there is a smidgen of topical info that's searchable, which may
be of help in narrowing down what legal information is available.
contains numerous tools
for legal research on the Web. There are sections on environmental
law, general law, and "Internet Law." You can try it out
for thirty days for free by visiting their site and registering;
after that it costs money to subscribe. The site includes not only
sources for federal rules and regulations, but also EPA reporting
data and state and international laws.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations (40 C.F.R.)
is a searchable
database; or you can browse within each subchapter (e.g. "Water
Programs," "Solid Wastes").
Register Environmental Subset
allows you to search
for a particular word or phrase using a WAIS query. To search for a
phrase, use single quotes (e.g. 'cyanide heap leach'). Acceptable
operators include AND, OR, NOT, and ADJ.
documents is a
gopher database containing files which are helpful for citizens
attempting to obtain government documents via the Freedom of
Information Act. For example, it contains the "Citizens' Guide
to FOIA," the text of FOIA, and the Clinton Administration's
FOIA policy directive.
a "gate" to a huge variety of government documents and is
fully searchable. It gives you access to the U.S. Code (statutes);
the text and history of federal bills introduced in Congress since
1994; Congressional Reports and other documents from the 104th
Congress; the Congressional Record since 1994; Department of the
Interior reports; Federal Register since 1994; GAO Reports; and the
FY 1997 federal budget; among other things.
Surface Mining Act is
available in PDF format and in HTML
format from the webpage of the group Georgians for Pure Water.
State Home Page
includes a searchable
database of state Constitution, statutes, administrative rules, and
Dept. of Lands regulations site
includes the state regs governing: dredge
and placer mining, explorati
on and surface mining,
waste management and pollution rules
includes the state regs governing:
processing by cyanidization, hazardous
quality standards, solid
waste management, groundwater
Department of Water Resources Administrative Rules
includes all water-related state rules
categorized by section, including the
Comprehensive State Water Plan Rules.
Management Service, U.S.
Dept. of Interior - the "Reading Room and Publications"
section of their webpage includes Dept. of Interior policies; MMS
Manuals; "Royalty Management - Legal, Technical and Statistical
Information"; and "Laws, Regulations and Memoranda of
regulations (40 C.F.R.)
is a searchable
database of the Council on Environmental Quality's regulations for
the government's preparation of Environmental Impact Statements and
Department of Business and Industry, Division of Minerals
includes a button for
"regulations," which does not have full text of rules but
does have online descriptions of permits required for mining.
Code Title 30 is
a gopher database containing the U.S. statutes governing mining and
minerals. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) is
found at 30 U.S.C., Chapter 25 (30 U.S.C. sections 1201 and
following). To search the table of contents for SMCRA, click here.
Once you've found a particular section of SMCRA (or other parts of
Title 30) you wish to review, click on the link at the beginning of
this paragraph. To review the citizen suit provision of SMCRA, click
Code Title 33 is
a gopher database containing the U.S. statutes governing so-called
"navigable waters." This is where the Clean Water Act is
located, in sections 1251 through 1387.
Code of Federal Regulations
- Find a CFR cite if
you know the exact citation. This website, run by the U.S. House of
Representatives, also offers a word search function.
Dept. of Interior regulations, C.F.R. Title 43.
This is a searchable
database, and includes the Bureau of Land Management's mining
Utah Division of
Oil, Gas, and Mining's mining information page includes state mining
rules, downloadable in WordPerfect format, for
Coast Environmental Law's "Environmental Legal Information
a summary of environmental laws in North America governing mining,
broken down by Canada, Mexico, and the United States. This summary
includes "Institutions with Authority over Mining";
"Exploration and Development of Mines"; "Regulation
of Mining Wastes"; "Reclamation of Mines";
"Mining Rights on Public Lands"; and "Legal
Gold Mining and Exploration Companies Database
is currently being set
up, and will include information extracted from annual reports.
Mining Society is
a site that is oriented towards students and alumni of Virginia
Tech's mining engineering department. It includes job postings and
student resumes, and proclaims that "mining is a sustainable
activity that provides the basic raw materials required by
civilization. The Burkhart Mining Society represents the largest
single group of future mining engineers in the United States."
Amax Mining Co.
is a sub-site of
"Info-mine," listed below. It has info "that pertains
to environmental issues at mine sites," including case
histories of mine reclamation; progress in environmental research at
mine sites (short publications); technical guidelines and codes of
practices; dust control; careers in environmental
engineering/scienes; and links to related websites.
Sweetman's web page
has links to Australian
mining web sites, including three mining companies' pages, and the
pages for many Australian mining organizations and mining supply
sources. It also has a few international links and miscellaneous
provides some original
resources and links related to mineral exploration.
purports to be the
"World's best collection of mining related sites." It
primarily is oriented towards mine investors and the industry in
general, but also contains an environmental section. It includes a
download-able spreadsheet covering 400 mining stocks. Contains 1100
links, including over 250 mining companies' web pages.
according to an email from Bob
information on "a gold extraction process that eliminates
cyanide with non-hazardous chemicals. The process, developed by a
distinguished chemist, is faster, less expensive and able to extract
a higher percentage of gold than cyanide. And of course it is much
safer." We haven't checked out this site ourselves to check
those claims - enter at your own risk.
a "focussed gold exploration company" exploring lands in
the Virginia City Mining District of Montana. Their page also has
links to other mining websites.
Mining Company's home page
includes a corporate
profile, financial information, information on production and
reserves, plants and properties, environmental activities, directors
and management, and shareholders.
a commercial site
geared to the mining industry and investors. Although registration
appears to be required for full access, there is a great deal of
information available here without registration, much of it updated
daily. Maintained by Robertson Info-Data, Inc. (Canada)
is a self-described
"electronic trade show/scientific meeting" on the mining
industry. This is another commercial site, highly informative, with
links to political, industry, and geophysical resources related to
mining. Note "The Touchstone", a link to "intriguing
and out of the way mining sites on the Internet," and links
related to mining companies. Maintained by Tensor Technologies.
is in its 10th year of
"supplying reliable and timely information to the mining
industry." The online information includes mining company
profiles, mining and exploration news, industry trends and research.
A sample online copy is free; subscriptions cost money. Mining
company profiles are $10 for each company, but we haven't checked
these out to see how in-depth they are.
Services Directory is
a page full of several hundred mining- related links, mostly of
interest to the mining industry, but many which may help activists
in their mining-related work. Categories of links include companies,
institutions and associations, government entities,
university/education links, and "miscellaneous." Anyone
with a mining-related link is welcomed to add their link using a
form on the screen. There is also a Mining
Forum with a search function.
mining industry, and mining equipment manufacturers and other
mining-related businesses throughout the United States."
Includes such interesting items as "Sierra Club criticized for
misleading teachers"; "Peabody realigns structure
following purchase"; and "NMA questions portions of BIA's
tribal self-governance rule."
home page includes information about and news from the company's
geophysics and geology departments.
is the home page of
"North America's Mining Newspaper," established in 1915.
This is a weekly newspaper covering the activities of North
American-based mining companies, including exploration results,
onsite reports, company profiles, complete mining stock table
listings, and so on. Their Web site allows you to subscribe to the
online version, and includes the top stories and headlines from the
current issue for free. It also includes links to other sites.
Online incorporates the "best
of" two monthly hard-copy mining industry magazines: Paydirt
and The Gold Mining Journal. It "includes news
briefs, professional and technical services directories, as well as
information on books about the resource sector." It has a link
to webpages for the Australian Mines Handbook, the World Diamond
Conference, Features on various mining companies,
directory of mining and petroleum companies, professional directory,
technical services directory, and industry and related information
Dodge Mining Co.
Dome Mining Company.
Dome news stories on
Algom Mining Co..
and Mineral Web Page List of Mining Companies
inlcudes links to the
web pages of mining companies throughout the world. It does not
appear to be comprehensive, but a good starting place if you're
looking for company-specific information.
Notes is a website
that is apparently aimed at mining prospectors. It has links with
the intriguing titles "Endangered Species: Is it good
science?" and "Environmental Concerns: Action and
reaction." It also has information on various mineral ore
theories, groundwater, and geology; U.S. mining laws; goldpanning;
identification of ores; and protecting yourself from mining scams;
and the economics of mineral wealth.
webpage has copper
news, "Today's Comex Copper Price," "NYMEX," a
corporate profile, news releases, investment information, financial
statements, and "Request Information."
Technology's Mining Products and Services page
includes company brochures and
Amazing Environmental Organization WebDirectory!
purports to be "Earth's Biggest
Environmental Search Engine." It contains links to
environmental websites sorted by category and searchable.
Environmental Database allows
for free searches of journals, books, and government reports on
mining, with a particular focus on abandoned mine lands, acid mine
drainage, and reclamation.