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Expanding opportunities for the essential minerals industry through advocacy, education, research, and partnerships.



The Essential Minerals Association (EMA) represents the interests of companies that mine or process minerals that are critical to manufacturing, energy, agriculture, infrastructure, transportation, and technology industries. We work to expand opportunities for the minerals industry and their end-use products. EMA ensures that the voices of its member companies and the socio-economic benefits they provide – from mining to end-use products – are heard by government leaders as well as the general public. Our focus is on proposed legislation and regulations, economic trends, and other issues that affect the essential minerals industry at large.


Membership is open to essential mineral producers and companies that provide equipment and services to the industry. Our companies and the people they employ are proud of their industry and the socially responsible methods they use to deliver these beneficial resources.

EMA operates through a board of directors augmented by standing committees and task forces. Association meetings are held twice a year and the meetings of committees and task forces take place as needed throughout the year. Concurrent with EMA’s policy and economic work, the association has distinct mineral sections to address the specific needs of our members.


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