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The Land Reclamation Program ensures beneficial restoration of mined lands to protect public health, safety and the environment from the adverse effects of mining within the state. Our program administers state statutes and regulations, and Missouri Mining Commission policies and directives. Staff ensure Missouri's mineral resources are available for economic development and after reclamation, the land is available for new development or public use. The Missouri Mining Commission is a governing body that represents the governor of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in matters related to mineral extraction regulations. The commission is comprised of representatives from industry, academia and government. Protecting public health and the environment. History of Mining in Missouri.


Industrial and Metallic Minerals

Council and Commissions

Abandoned Mine Lands ViewerAML Viewer

The Abandoned Mine Lands Viewer assists the public in identifying locations that have been the subject of reclamation of coal mining activities. The AML Viewer may be used to locate major coal reclamation projects completed by the department’s Land Reclamation Program between 2000 and 2014.

Industrial Mineral Permit Hearings

Success Stories


Production Statistics

Miscellaneous Publications

The Missouri Division of Fire Safety Regulates Blasting at Industrial Mineral Open Pit Mine Sites

Blasting is an activity associated with open pit mining of industrial minerals in Missouri. There has been confusion among the public about who to contact concerning blasting at an industrial mineral open pit mine site. The misconception is that the Land Reclamation Program regulates blasting at open pit industrial mineral mine sites. Blasting at industrial mineral open pit mine sites is regulated by the Missouri Division of Fire Safety, Missouri Blasting Safety Act. Therefore, the Land Reclamation Program created this video to inform the public about land reclamation requirements for open pit mining operations as well as information about the Missouri Blasting Safety Act and the Missouri Division of Fire Safety. This video helps to clarify the distinction between Land Reclamation Program and Missouri Division of Fire Safety roles at industrial mineral open pit mine operations. Watch the video.