“Having access to public lands is crucial in the exploration business and AEMA really understands the issue. They work hard every day to ensure that explorers have the access we need to discover new mineral deposits.”  Ronald L. Parratt , Executive Chairman, Renaissance Gold Inc.

“AEMA is a knowledgeable and reliable source of information on issues impacting the mining industry and an effective advocate for its members.”  US Congressman Mark Amodei (NV)

“Several Rio Tinto companies belong to AEMA as it is the strong voice for the responsible exploration and mining community. They ensure that projects are fairly considered in the regulatory process and that our views are well articulated to policy makers at every level.” Erik Best,  Kennecott Exploration

“Pershing Gold recently increased our corporate dues to the American Exploration & Mining Association because we believe AEMA is doing critically important work for mineral exploration and mining. In fact, AEMA is the only association in the country with a strong focus on preserving access to public lands for mineral exploration and development. AEMA is actively and effectively involved in all of the key public lands and environmental issues affecting our industry, and has built a stellar reputation on Capitol Hill as the “go-to-organization” for accurate and timely information on hard rock mineral issues. I strongly urge my colleagues to follow Pershing Gold’s lead and increase your support of AEMA.”  Stephen D. Alfers, CEO and President, Pershing Gold Corporation

“Hecla belongs to AEMA for three main reasons: Interaction with great prospectors and exploration companies who have activities around the world might result in Hecla’s next mine; the educational value of the annual convention is excellent; and the government affairs and issues management that AEMA provides is unsurpassed. I highly recommend membership in AEMA.”  Phillips S. Baker, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Hecla Mining Company