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If you cannot access forms or information needed, please contact Ginna Harmon at (405) 522-9842 


Department of Mines COVID-19 Virus Update:

The Oklahoma City office, located in the Cameron building at 29th and Classen, has been closed to the public.


If you need to meet with a staff person at the Oklahoma Department of Mines, please call our main number, (405) 427-3859, for additional assistance.

On-Premise staffing is currently limited. We thank you for your patience.


If this is a mining emergency, please call:

(405) 317-7023 for Richard Shore, Minerals Program Director or

(405) 439-9577 for Rhonda Dossett, Coal Program Director


For Minerals permitting issues, please call:

Mike Kelley (405) 522-9850

For Coal permitting needs, please call:

Stacy Woody (918) 295-3999 




Welcome from the Director

Oklahoma Department of Mines (ODM) is the state agency responsible for ensuring the reclamation of land disturbed by mining operations. The Department regulates the production of coal and non-fuel minerals. The Department is committed to protecting the right of citizens and to the promotion of mining. The Department of Mines enforces and implements various provisions of state and federally-mandated programs in health, safety, mining, and land reclamation practices associated with surface and subsurface mining.

The Department has programs to:

  1. Safeguard human health and safety
  2. Issue permits and inspect all mining operations for land reclamation
  3. Minimize environmental impact to land, air, and water quality
  4. Regulate blasting of a mine site, and
  5. Conduct courses in first aid, mine safety, and accident prevention.


Applications Authorized for Publications

ODM Calendar

September 23, 2020 01:30 pm
December 8, 2020 10:30 am


Click to view our Historic Underground Mining Maps