Regulated by Part 632: Nonferrous Metallic Mining, nonferrous minerals are important economic minerals such as copper, nickel, zinc, gold, and silver. Some of these metals are very important globally for manufacturing, including production of green technologies such as electric vehicles and emission control catalysts. Part 632: Nonferrous Metallic Mining provides a sound regulatory framework for construction, operation, and reclamation of mining operations required for the safe and environmentally sustainable extraction of these metallic minerals. The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Office of Oil, Gas, and Minerals (OOGM) implements Part 632.  The nonferrous metallic mining industry is also regulated by other environmental statutes and divisions within the DEQ such as Air Quality Division and Water Resources Division.

Mining Resources:

ICC Mining Guidebook 
Typical Metallic Mining Exploration Flowchart
Mine Permit Application Review Time Line

Issued Part 632 Permits:
OOGM Copperwood Mine

OOGM Eagle Mine - Lundin Eagle Mine
Lundin Mining Corp. - Request for Amendment to Eagle Mine LLC Mine Permit MP012007
Lundin Mining Corp - Public Notice for Request for Amendment to Eagle Mine LLC Mine Permit MP012007

2013 Annual Report
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report

OOGM Humboldt Mill - Lundin Humboldt Mill
2014 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report

Applications on File:

None at this time.

Newly Permitted:

Aquila Back Forty Permit

Future Possible Part 632 Projects:

Highland Copper Company