How to Start a Company Mining Common Metals in USA


The United States is one of the best places in the world for mining. Our country has an abundance of resources and minerals, including gold and silver. However, because these metals are so common, it can be difficult to find a company that will take on this kind of project. An experienced miner with a proven track record can help you get started with your own mining operation—and maybe even turn it into something bigger!

Federal regulations

Before you can go into business, you need to know about the federal regulations that will affect your company. The FDA has a lot of rules about how companies can sell and distribute food products—for instance, you have to label your products with ingredients and nutritional information. The EPA regulates air quality and water quality, so if you’re planning on doing anything like manufacturing or processing metals in any way that might pollute the surrounding area, then they’ll want to make sure it doesn’t happen. OSHA is the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, who makes sure that workers aren’t being exposed to dangerous chemicals in their workplace (and who may also offer industrial safety training).

You’ll probably need an EPA license for your business as well as a state business license (which may require you file all sorts of paperwork with various government agencies). If there are any other federal agencies whose approval is required for what you’re wanting to do with whatever common metal(s)

you’re mining from public land in America then those will also come into play here too; now’s not the time for ignorance!


To start a mining company and mine common metals, you must obtain the proper permits.

  • Mining Permit: The first step in obtaining a mining permit is to apply for one with your state or local government. If granted, this permit allows you to begin mining operations at the chosen site.
  • Transportation Permit: Once you have obtained your mining permit, you need to apply for a transportation permit from the state or local government. This is necessary because of the fact that many heavy trucks will be needed to transport ore from one location to another during operation of your mine. It also gives them an opportunity to check if your equipment matches safety regulations set by federal law and state law respectively.
  • Sale License: After completing all required steps mentioned above, it’s time for finalization! You need a sale license from each state where sales will take place as well as other federal agencies like EPA (Environmental Protection Agency)

Ore holdings

The first step in planning your mine is deciding what kind of ore you want to mine. There are three main categories: metallurgical, industrial and base metals.

Metallurgical ores contain valuable minerals like gold and silver, which can be extracted by smelting the rock in a chemical process that produces molten metal. Most mines that produce precious metals are located near urban centers so they can sell them directly to refineries or jewelers.

Industrial ores such as iron ore, steelmaking coal and bauxite (aluminum ore) are used by manufacturers to produce finished products or convert into other materials at their own factories. These mines tend to be located away from cities because shipping costs make it cheaper for companies with nearby facilities—like steel mills—to purchase raw materials rather than mining them themselves.*

Base metals such as copper and zinc occur naturally but are not necessarily valuable on their own; however, when combined with other elements they form alloys with desirable properties (for example bronze). They’re usually mined close together since this makes transportation easier.*


Exploration is the first step in mining. It’s the process of finding a location to mine, and it can be done by drilling, mapping and sampling. This process can cost millions of dollars per project, but it can also pay off big time if you find a good spot for mining common metals like copper or zinc.


Taxes are another major concern for mining companies. Taxes come in two forms: cash and kind. Cash taxes are paid in the form of currency, while tax in kind is paid by giving away part of your production to the government.

Taxes can be paid in physical or monetary form. If a company pays cash taxes, it has to pay an amount of money (which may be as small as $1) every month/year to keep operating legally as a business entity. However, if you choose to pay tax in kind, then you need to give away some percentage of your mined goods every month/year until all required amounts have been given away – after which point you can continue earning profits from those same products!


In short, the three steps to starting a small mining company in the US are:

  • Get all your permits and licenses.
  • Find the ore.
  • Explore the ore and pay taxes on what you find (if any).


The mining industry is a great place to start your own business. It can be risky, but it also offers many opportunities for success. You just need to be prepared for all of the challenges that come with starting up and running your own business.

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