Mining on Public Lands

In much of the Western U.S., the conduct of exploration, development, and mining activities takes place on federal public lands.  The ability to serve mining clients depends upon an understanding of, and experience with, the vast array of federal laws that pertain to such activities, and in particular, the General Mining Law and the Mineral Leasing Act.  Our mining attorneys have a great deal of experience in working with mining companies on the title and operational issues that arise from those statutes.

Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP attorneys have vast experience in transactions for the purchase and sale of mining properties, from greenfields exploration properties to operating mines.  Our lawyers also have extensive experience in the purchase and sale of mining companies, both private and public, including significant experience in the purchase and sale of public mining companies whose stock is traded both in Canada and in the U.S.  DGS lawyers regularly draft, review, and negotiate other contracts related to the acquisition and disposition of mineral properties, including mining leases, joint venture and operating agreements, option agreements, exploration and development agreements, and mine operating contracts.  We have worked with several clients in developing standardized forms of some of these agreements.

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