Strengthening the U.S. Economy

The strength and future health of the U.S. economy depends on mining, which provides the building blocks for the everyday American experience.

If you have turned on a light, entered a building, driven on a road, made a phone call, used a computer, or visited a doctor, then mining is part of your life.

Mining provides essential power and materials for nearly every industry and consumer product, and supplies low-cost, reliable fuel for homes and businesses across the country.

Mining supports nearly two million high-paying jobs and contributes to economic activity in every state.

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Uranium Mines Go Into Production

The lifecycle of a mine is long, often with decades of preparation before production begins, so it is an occasion worth celebrating when mining successfully begins production. In December, it was announced that Energy Fuels commenced production at three of its permitted and developed uranium mines in... Read More

Strengthening the U.S. Economy

Processing Plants for the Future

Lithium minerals require both extraction and processing for electric vehicle and battery manufacturers. As such, it’s important to bring more processing facilities to the U.S. to secure domestic supply chains. Piedmont Lithium is working on this, and has received all the material permits to construct... Read More

Meaningful Careers in Mining

Today’s miners use a wide range of innovations and modern technologies – including remote-operated machinery and artificial intelligence - to provide the materials and resources required for nearly every industry. From electric vehicles to smart phones and energy production, we need mining to maintain... Read More

Investment in Copper

Copper demand is expected to jump rapidly, an expected 26 percent by 2035, as it’s used extensively in new technologies and energy innovations through motors, batteries and wiring. That means we must invest in an increased supply of copper to match demand, and copper is a readily available domestic natural... Read More

Jobs That Change Lives

In any industry, it’s not just about having a job; it’s about having a job that helps us be fully understood and grow as persons. The mining industry is an exceptional place to find career opportunities that raise people up to their highest abilities. Take Kinross Nevada’s ‘Mining Vegas for Talent’ initiative.... Read More