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Illinois Mining and Minerals 


The Office of Mines and Minerals is comprised of four divisions: Land Reclamation, Abandoned Mine lands, Land Reclamation, Mine Safety and Training, and blasting, Explosives and Aggregate reclamation.  Within these divisions, the office regulates mining throughout the State of Illinois. It regulates the possession, use, and storage of explosives and enforces various acts which govern the mining industry. The office is charged with ensuring the health and safety of the thousands of workers in these fields and administers the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation program.

In addition, the office is involved in an Education Outreach program where it educates children and adults on mining; its products and their uses. The office maintains a trailer which travels the state to give school children and organizations a museum like setting to learn about the industry and how its products affect our lives.

Mines and Minerals Contact List

Abandoned Mine Lands


Mine Safety & Training




Mine Permit Viewer


Land Reclamation


Regulations & Publications