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Non-Ferrous Metallic Mining

Non-Ferrous Metallic mining
Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Non-Ferrous Metallic Mining


Melanie Humphrey



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 Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) Oil, Gas, and Minerals Division (OGMD) implements Part 632.  The nonferrous metallic mining industry is also regulated by other environmental statutes and divisions within the EGLE such as Air Quality Division and Water Resources Division.

Mining Forms

Laws and Rules:
MI Administrative Code for EGLE-Oil, Gas and Minerals Division
Part 632: Nonferrous Metallic Mining
Compliance & Enforcement

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

Applications on File:
Mining Application and Permit Materials

Maps and Additional Information:
Map of Part 632 Nonferrous Metallic Mining Sites

More Information on Non-Ferrous Metallic Mines