Mine Reclamation Nuggets - Technical Notes and News Bulletins 

Thank you for your interest in the Division of Mine Reclamation and the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA).  This section of DMR’s website contains Technical Notes and News Bulletins.  These Notes and Bulletins replace the SMARA Update newsletter providing a more timely and accessible source of information on SMARA and abandoned mines.  Please check this page frequently as the notes and bulletins will be updated frequently. 

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Technical Notes

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News Bulletins

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