Reclaiming the Sierra

Mining & Metallurgical Society of America

June 27, 2019

The Mining and Metallurgical Society of America (MMSA) is a professional organization that provides leadership and fosters collaboration on the complex challenges facing the mining and minerals industry.

Since its inception in 1908, MMSA has offered guidance on policy issues ranging from the protection of workers and investors, to the responsible development of mineral resources on public lands. MMSA activities include testifying before Congress, advising government agencies, and convening forums such as the Minerals for a Green Society Symposium and the ongoing Abandoned Mine Land Summits focused on advancing Good Samaritan legislation to improve landscapes impacted by historical mining.

MMSA supports programs that increase public awareness and understanding of mining and why mined materials are essential to society and human well-being. Donations have funded student scholarships, provided educational resources to teachers, and sponsored an Oral History Series of minerals industry ‘notables’ prepared by the University of California Berkeley.