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"Anatomy of a Mine" was first prepared in looseleaf
form to aid Forest Service land managers and
other administrators with mineral area responsi-
bilities. The material summarized legislation af-
fecting mining, defined mining terms, and dis-
cussed basics of mineral exploration, develop-
ment, and operation in the West. The goal then as
now was to foster better understanding and com-
munication about minerals and forest and range
land surface values.
The 1975 guide was written primarily by private
mining consultants James H. Bright and Anthony L.
Payne under direction of the Minerals and Energy
Staff (now Minerals Area Management), Inter-
mountain Region, Forest Service. It quickly be-
came popular with land managers in many State
and Federal agencies. Planners, environmental-
ists, and mining industry personnel sought copies.
Educators from elementary through college levels
have requested copies for classroom use.
In 1977, a revised publication was issued in the
present format by the lntermountain Research
Station, with funding and compilation provided by
the Surface Environment and Mining Program. It
was updated for another edition in 1983. Nearly
20,000 copies of the various editions have been
distributed, and demand continues. A major use of
the publication is in training land managers.
This 1995 edition was funded by the Forest
Service's Minerals and Geology Management Staff,
Washington, DC. The combined efforts of lnter-
mountain Region and lntermountain Research Sta-
tion employees, and consultation with other Forest
Service Regions, in reviewing and updating the
material brings to the reader the most current