Top 9 Mining Associations in USA


Are you looking to expand into the USA mining sector? Often the first thing suppliers do is look up a local or national mining association.

To help you make a decision, here is a list of 9 mining associations in the USA including what they do, their membership benefits, and pricing to help with your decision.

1. National Mining Association (NMA)

250+ Members

What is the National Mining Association (NMA)?

NMA’s mission is to build support for public policies that will help Americans fully and responsibly benefit from our abundant domestic coal and mineral resources.

Members range from individual producers and developers, to equipment suppliers and service providers.

National Mining Association (NMA)

Membership Benefits

  • Regardless of which political party is in the majority or in the White House, our team of experienced, connected advocates has you covered.
  • NMA is always on top of what’s happening at the intersection of mining and government.
  • Meet with decision makers, exchange ideas and experiences, learn from others’ challenges and open doors to new ventures and solutions.

Membership Pricing

Pricing information is available after filling out their membership form.

2. American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA)

1,800+ Members


AEMA is a knowledgeable and reliable source of information on issues impacting the mining industry and an effective advocate for its members.

Congressman Mark Amodei (Nevada)

What is the American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA)?

American Exploration & Mining Association is a 125 year old, 1,800+ member, national association representing the minerals industry.

AEMA is the recognized national voice for exploration, the junior mining sector, maintaining access to public lands, and represents the entire mining life cycle, from exploration through production to reclamation and closure.

American Exploration & Mining Association (AEMA)

Membership Benefits

  • We hold the 2nd Largest Annual Mining Convention in the U.S.
  • Provides you access to powerful tools, resources and experience to help you and your company grow & thrive
  • AEMA holds regular regional events to promote member collaboration and connections.
  • Searchable Membership Directory
  • Our members get 20,000 industry views through social media channels

Membership Pricing


  • Individual Member $130.00
  • Retired Member $60.00
  • Spouse Member $25.00
  • Full-Time Student Member $25.00


From $500 to $25,000

3. Colorado Mining Association (CMA)

What is Colorado Mining Association (CMA)?

Honor Colorado’s world class mining heritage and continue to grow safe, sustainable and responsible mining across the mine lifecycle through education, advocacy and meaningful engagement in collaboration with local communities, policy makers and members of the public.

Colorado Mining Association (CMA)

Membership Benefits

  • Advocacy: CMA is proactive in government affairs at the local, state, and national level for the Mining Industry.
  • Networking: Membership provides the opportunity to attend regular meetings of our standing committees, membership forums, our legislative reception, our annual golf outing and our annual conference.
  • Networking: CMA’s membership includes all of the major Colorado mines.

Membership Pricing


  • Sole Proprietor: $250
  • Retired: $50
  • Full-Time Student: $25

Vendor / Supplier

Large Vendor/Supplier: $3,000
Medium Vendor/Supplier: $1,500
Small Vendor/Supplier: $500

Mining Operator

  • 501+ employees: $75,000
  • 101-500 employees: $35,000
  • 51-100 employees: $15,000
  • 1-50 employees: $5,000

4. International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM)

27 Member Companies
36 Member Associations

What is the International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM)?

Bringing together 27 mining and metals company members and over 35 national, regional and commodities association members, we strengthen environmental and social performance and serve as a catalyst for change, enhancing mining’s contribution to society.

International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM)

Membership Commitment

  • Every ICMM company member adheres to our Mining Principles, which incorporate comprehensive environmental, social and governance requirements
  • Robust site-level validation of performance expectations and credible assurance of corporate sustainability reports with annual disclosure.
  • Applicant companies undergo a rigorous admission process, with scrutiny by an independent expert review panel.

5. The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (RMCMI)

550+ Members

What is The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (RMCMI)

RMCMI is a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the promotion of western coal through education.

Member states are Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Texas, Utah and Wyoming.

Membership is diverse and includes individuals from both surface and underground mines, equipment manufacturers, service/supply firms, utilities, coal transporters, law firms, government, universities and colleges, financial institutions, and others interested in supporting the industry.

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute (RMCMI)

Membership Benefits

  • Meeting of the Members: The annual meeting and convention is family-oriented and begins the last Sunday in June. The convention focuses on the big picture of the industry through technical sessions, Mine Rescue demonstrations, Scholarship Awards, Short Course, Safety Awards, golf, and entertainment.
  • A variety of activities, educational opportunities, benefits, marketing opportunities, and publications are available to members

Membership Pricing

  • Member Annual Membership $200.00
  • Mentor (Over 65) Annual Membership $75.00
  • Student Annual Membership $0.00
  • Eternal Membership One-time Investment $1,500.00

6. Nevada Mining Association (NVMA)

What is the Nevada Mining Association (NVMA)?

The Nevada Mining Association is able to serve the needs of its member companies and speak with a united voice for the gold miners in Elko, the geothermal well drillers in the rural valleys, the parts distributors in Las Vegas, the geological engineers in Reno and the tens of thousands of other Nevadans who rely every day on this vital industry.

Membership Benefits

  • Networking:  Grow your brand, find new clients, and demonstrate your expertise through NvMA’s renowned calendar of programs.
  • Advocacy:   The Nevada Mining Association guarantees a seat at the table for its members when new policies and rules affect the industry.
  • Education:  Whether it’s a new safety rule, tax law, or environmental regulation, NvMA ensures members are up-to-speed on all the latest topics.
  • The Nevada Mining Association Convention, hosted annually at beautiful Lake Tahoe, is one of the most anticipated events in the mining industry.
  • Receive copies of NvMA’s always-growing membership directory, online and printed annually.

Membership Pricing

  • Operating $1,750
  • Exploration $800
  • Vendor $800
  • Independent Professional $250

7. Arizona Mining Association (AMA)

120+ Members

What is the Arizona Mining Association (AMA)?

The Arizona Mining Association’s (AMA) membership is composed of mining companies, suppliers, and consultants and firms that provide services in the mining industry. The AMA is an advocate for the mining industry and helps this group of companies and organizations to promote and support the industry.

Arizona Mining Association (AMA)

Membership Benefits

  • Quarterly scheduled mine and facility tours
  • Inclusion in the AMA Supplier Guidebook for mine procurement personnel
  • Two annual outreach events for company recognition
  • Member companies can build long term relationships with the mining companies in Arizona and with other supplier and consultant companies involved in the AMA
  • Invitations to member only events and receptions

Membership Pricing

Pricing information is available after filling out their membership form.

8. Utah Mining Association (UMA)


Participation of Rio Tinto employees in UMA’s public education programs has served as an outstanding professional development opportunity, while providing them an opportunity to reach out to and teach students more about their careers and mining in Utah.

Josh Brown, Director of Government Affairs, Rio Tinto Kennecott

What is the Utah Mining Association (UMA)?

We advocate for and advance the mineral resource and related industries in Utah. We represent and inform our members in the legislative and regulatory arenas at the local, state, and federal levels.

Learn from one another and build your business through informative and fun networking opportunities such as our Annual Convention, Exhibition & Golf Tournament, Annual Mining & Manufacturing Safety Conference, and Education Fundraiser Golf Tournament.

Membership Benefits

  • Listing as sponsor on UMA’s website and in newsletters with a link to your website
  • Logo on signage and in Convention program
  • Recognition at Convention and all UMA events
  • Sponsorship ribbon on name badges at Convention

Membership Pricing

  • Mining Members $73.23 x (Manpower Count) + $300 annual dues
  • For companies with annual Utah mining revenues of 1M+, $3,000.00
  • 500k-1M, $1,500.00
  • 0-500k, $750
  • Individual (sole proprietor) $250
  • Retired $50
  • Full-time student $25

9. Alaska Miners Association

What is the Alaska Miners Association?

The mission of the Alaska Miners Association (AMA) is to advocate for and promote responsible mineral development in the state of Alaska.

The Alaska Miners Association is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Anchorage with branches located in Anchorage, Denali, Fairbanks, Haines, Juneau, Kenai, Ketchikan/Prince of Wales Island, and Nome.

Alaska Miners Association

Membership Benefits

  • 8 monthly issues of the Alaska Miner Journal
  • 4 quarterly issues of the Alaska Miner Magazine
  • Copies of AMA’s yearly Handbook and Service Directory
  • Discounted registration to Annual Convention
  • Special event and advertising rates
  • Logo Merchandise available to purchase
  • Access to branch breakfasts
  • Networking Opportunities
  • AMA voting rights
  • Promotion of legislation favorable to mineral development
  • Political representation for mining issues by the AMA lobbyists in Juneau
  • Opportunity to serve on a number of oversight/special interest committees

Membership Pricing

  • Student $25
  • Individual $125
  • Professional $250
  • Operator $300
  • Corporate $550+
  • Corporate Silver $1,100+
  • Corporate Gold $5,500+
  • Corporate Platinum $10,000+

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