Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-837 - The U.S. Bureau of Mines Funding - FY1996
30-Aug-1995; Duane A. Thompson; 2 p.
Abstract: H.R. 1977, passed by the House July 18, 1995, appropriated $87 million for FY1996 for the ¨orderly closure¨ of the Bureau of Mines within the Department of Interior. However, when the Senate passed H.R. 1977 on August 9, it approved continuation of the Bureau and appropriated $128 million .... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-669 - New World Gold Mine and Yellowstone National Park
27-Aug-1996; Marc Humphries; 6 p.
Abstract: Crown Butte Mines, Inc. wants to develop its New World gold mine deposit located near Yellowstone National Park. The proposed mine is located almost entirely on private property about 3 miles east of the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park and next to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness area.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 96-693 - New World Gold Mine Near Yellowstone: A Project Abandoned
27-Aug-1996; Marc Humphries; 2 p.
Abstract: Crown Butte Resources, Ltd. wanted to develop its New World gold mine deposit located near Yellowstone National Park. The proposed mine was located almost entirely on private property about 3 miles east of the northeast corner of Yellowstone National Park and next to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wildernes.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 94-540 - Hardrock Mining, the 1872 law, and the U.S. Economy
1-Jul-1994; Bernard A. Gelb; 15 p.
Abstract: Enacted to promote mineral resource development and the settlement of the Western United States, the General Mining Law of 1872 as amended provides easy private access to hardrock mineral resources on Federal lands. Partly as a result, mineral and economic development in the West has been substantia.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 95-706 - The Rural Abandoned Mine Program- A Fact Sheet
12-Jun-1995; Duane A. Thompson; 2 p.
Abstract: The Rural Abandoned Mine Program (RAMP) was designed to restore agricultural land that has been disturbed by strip mining. The program is carried out by the Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service at a current cost of about $10 million per year--a modest share of total Fed.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 94-438 - Mining Law Reform: The Impact of a Royalty
12-May-1994; Marc Humphries; 12 p.
Abstract: The General Mining Law of 1872 grants free access to individuals and corporations to prospect for minerals on open public lands, and allows them, on discovery, to stake a claim thereby obtaining the rights to the mineral. A claimant may file for a patent application for title (ownership) for surface.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
955 
go directly to report, HTML _ 95-471 - Deep Seabed Mining: U.S. Interests and the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea
7-Apr-1995; James Mielke; 5 p.
Abstract: On July 29, 1994, the United States signed the Agreement Relating to the Implementation of Part XI of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 10 December 1982. This agreement substantially reforms the seabed mining provisions of the 1982 Convention, which the United States found objec.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Marine, Mining
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go directly to report, HTML _ 97-401 - The Abandoned Mine Land Fund: Grants Distribution and Issues
26-Mar-1997; Robert Bamberger; 14 p.
Abstract: The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA, P.L. 95-87), enacted in 1977, established reclamation standards for all coal surface mining operations, and for the surface effects of underground mining. It also established the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program to promote the reclamation of si.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining, Economics & Trade
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32813 - Hardrock Mining: State Regulation
14-Mar-2005; Aaron M. Flynn; 56 p.
Update: June 3, 2005.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: Various state and federal laws play important roles in the regulation of mining activities. Mining for hardrock minerals on federal public lands is governed primarily by the General Mining Act of 1872. The General Mining Act authorizes a prospector to locate and claim an area believed to contain a v.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining
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go directly to report, PDF _ RL32373 - Abandoned Mine Land Fund Reauthorization: Selected Issues
8-Mar-2005; Robert L. Bamberger; 17 p.
Update: June 3, 2005 Previous Releases: /NLE/CRSreports/04Apr/RL32373.pdf.... [expand]  [read report]
Abstract: The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA, P.L. 95-87), enacted in 1977, established reclamation standards for all coal surface mining operations and for the surface effects of underground mining. It also established the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) program to promote the reclamation of sit.... [expand]  [read report]
Topics: Mining, Legislative
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