The Mining Law of 1872

Posted on May 13, 2019 by Minerals Make Life

The Mining Law of 1872, which governs exploration and mining for minerals on federal lands such as gold, copper, silver and lithium, is one of our nation’s oldest. Now some want to change that law, and here is why that’s unnecessary.

Latest From Twitter

Today, less than half of the mineral needs of U.S. #manufacturing are met from domestically-mined minerals.… https://t.co/tsW5ADoijY
Decreasing America’s #criticalmineral import vulnerability and rebuilding its industrial base should be national pr… https://t.co/pG5jnyobRu
The U.S. is falling behind in mineral production. That’s because it can take a decade to obtain a mine permit in th… https://t.co/MO8FEX9s4L

Take a Stand for Miners Today Take Action