An in-depth overview of US mining law relating to acquiring, developing, permitting, financing and closing hard rock mining claims and projects
This full-day course is a comprehensive overview of the mining law in the United States relating to the acquisition, exploration, development, operation and closure of hard rock mining projects. The course will provide in-depth coverage of types of land and mineral ownership in the US, types of mineral claims, historical and current issues under the Mining Law of 1872, the process and issues involved in obtaining, holding and financing mineral tenures, an overview of water law in the Western US, and issues relating to acquisition and generation of electrical power for the operation.
The course will include an overview of the typical methods for entering into exploration and development joint venture arrangements, including the revised Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation ‘Form 5’ limited liability company agreement, lease, purchase and sale of exploration and mining project issues, and a discussion of the standard royalty mechanisms including net smelter return and net profits interest royalties.
The course will also cover current significant environmental issues in the exploration and development of operations, including key air and water discharge issues, environmental impact statements, permitting of tailings facilities, bonding, and mine closure and reclamation issues. Attendees will leave with an excellent foundation for understanding the major issues involved in acquiring, holding, financing and developing mining interests in the US and the related environmental, water, power and closure issues.
The course is ideal for persons who are interested in acquiring mining projects in the US, or simply wish to have a refresher on key concepts.
Nora R. Pincus, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Kevin W. Johnson, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Jim Butler, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Richard J. Angell, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Chad C. Baker, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Wendy Crowther, Parsons Behle & Latimer
Jason D. Steiert, Parsons Behle & Latimer
LEVEL OF COMPREHENSION: ENTRY-LEVEL
Includes course material, continental breakfast and lunch
Member $449.99 Non-Member $549.99
Member $649.99 Non-member $749.99