Mining Process

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute

A Leader in the Industry Since 1912

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. The Institute is proud to claim members from throughout the United States, and from Canada.  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.

Members Only

We have a Members Only area that allows you to enter the site, change or add to your personal data; find other members by name, by company, or by state or zip code; and pay your renewal each year. You also have access to all minutes of the Board and the Committees meetings. The Bylaws, Policies and Procedures, and Antitrust information are available for you at all times.

Papers given at convention are also available and will be archived, in the future, according to year presented.

Guests and Members

Guests and Members entering the RMCMI site can see all upcoming events for the Institute. All meeting information will be available as well as the registration forms necessary to sign up. Following the meetings there will be highlighted notes regarding the meeting as well as photographs, if available.

You may apply for membership and you may see an overview of the Institute history, the Scholarship program, the Mine Rescue program, and the Short Course class. Links to other organizations within the industry are also available.

We hope you enjoy the site and find it useful. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to contact the Institute.

Purpose

The Rocky Mountain Coal Mining Institute has embraced the charter member's original purpose since its founding in 1912. These ideals have evolved into the present non-profit corporation as the "Object & Purposes" of the Institute.

To sponsor educational programs pertaining to coal mining technologies and production techniques, mining management and safety, federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to coal mining and other energy related issues.

To disseminate to the public and to educational and scientific institutions knowledge and the results of study and research into recent developments in coal mining technologies and production techniques, mining management and safety, federal, state and local laws and regulations pertaining to coal mining and other energy related issues.

To do and engage in all lawful activities that further or are consistent with the preceding "Objects and Purposes" of the corporation.

How does the Institute accomplish these objectives? Through the persons involved who hold individual memberships as opposed to corporate ones. Thought-provoking programs at the annual meeting and convention become possible because of such diverse membership.

Organization

The Institute is governed by a Board of Directors. The Board consists of the President, President-Elect, Administrative Liaison Officer, Chairman of the Advisory Board, Immediate Past President, three 3-year Directors, and three 2-year Regional Directors. The Executive Director and Treasurer are nonvoting members of the Board.

The Institute has six committees - Committee Descriptions.