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The mining industry provides the necessary mineral resources needed to build phones, manufacture cars, modernize medicine, keep our nation safe and so much more. Green energy, highway infrastructure and future manufacturing all depend on mining. If it can’t be grown it has to be mined.

The American Exploration & Mining Association, AEMA, is an effective and proactive advocate for the North American mining community, successfully influencing the outcome of political dialogue, building effective working strategies with key elected officials, developing and coordinating industry’s response to legislative and regulatory issues, and galvanizing the grassroots.

AEMA’s 129th Annual Meeting
December 4-8, 2023 @
Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, NV

AEMA’s Annual Meeting is the second largest and longest running annual mining convention in the U.S. The AEMA Annual Meeting hosts a strong technical program; prominent, informative speakers; timely and relevant short courses; and important networking and social opportunities with industry professionals. In addition to over 100 speakers, AEMA’s Annual Meeting also hosts over 250 exhibitors and an extensive core shack.

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Latest News

  • AEMA’s Statement Regarding the IWG Report
    The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) released the following statement from Mark Compton, Executive Director, regarding the Interagency Working Group on Mining Regulations, Laws and Permitting (IWG) report published today: We simply are not moving mining projects forward in a timeframe that will allow our Nation to achieve its ambitious clean energy objectives orContinue reading →
  • AEMA Hails Sackett v. EPA Decision
    AEMA Hails Sackett v. EPA Decision Unanimous Ruling Spells Doom for Biden WOTUS Rule     Spokane, WA – The American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) reacted to this morning’s unanimous decision from the Supreme Court of the United States in the case Sackett v. EPA. The Sackett ruling will significantly affect how the EnvironmentalContinue reading →
  • AEMA Applauds Funding for Perpetua Resources
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Monday, December 19, 2022 Media Contact: Sid Spokane Valley, WA – Mark Compton, Executive Director of the American Exploration & Mining Association, issued the following statement responding to today’s announcement from Perpetua Resources that the Stibnite Project will receive up to $24.8 million in funding from the Department of Defense,Continue reading →
  • Bring More Reality and Less Rhetoric to Biden’s Domestic Clean-Energy Mandate
    As published in Real Clear Energy on 09/06/2022 By Mark Compton & Pete Stauber The United States is in a mineral supply chain crisis. We need taconite, copper, nickel, cobalt, platinum-group elements, and many more for our national security, modern energy technology, and virtually every part of our modern world. While we have vast mineral wealth throughout ourContinue reading →
  • Working Your Internship or AEMA Mentorship Like a “Real” Job
    As published on the MRC Blog July 28, 2022 Finding a mentor to support you is essential on your path to a new career, but like any relationship, it takes work to get the most out of it. MRC and the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA) Society work to identify talented individuals, match themContinue reading →