The Foundation offers practical and scholarly conferences and publications useful to lawyers, landmen, and others working in the mining industry in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, and around the world. 

Mining Law Short Course

  • Offered periodically — provides a strong background in the fundamentals

Annual Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Institute

  • One of the premier legal education events for natural resources lawyers and other natural resources professionals worldwide, this two-and-a-half-day event addresses a broad range of topics including mining law, environmental law, public land law, water law, and international law
  • Mining Law section includes an annual update
  • International section includes mining law topics

Special Institutes

  • Special Institutes address numerous topics, such as mining agreements, international issues, aboriginal rights, mine closure, and more
  • Special Institute on International Mining and Oil & Gas Law, Development, and Investment held every other year in Latin America

Treatises and Books

  • The American Law of Mining (covers U.S. and Canadian laws)
  • Landman’s Legal Handbook
  • Nevada Law of Mining
  • Mining Lease Handbook
  • Proceedings of the Annual Institutes

Institute Manuals

  • Papers presented at Special Institutes – Indispensable references available as complete manuals (digital or hard copy) or as individual articles on the Foundation’s Digital Library, Westlaw, and Lexis


  • Mineral Law Newsletter
  • RMMLF Journal

Forms and Model Contracts

  • Exploration, Development and Mining Limited Liability Company
  • Exploration, Development, and Mine Operating Agreement
  • Mining Joint Operating Agreement
  • Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement

Gower Federal Services

  • IBLA decisions and selected Solicitor’s Opinions related to mining on federal and public lands

Mining publications available online FREE