Many of AMI’s owners, managers and employees are “outdoorsmen” in their personal lives, so preserving the environment is not just the law… it is a passion. Nature has provided the minerals that AMI extracts, processes and delivers to its hundreds of customers globally. However, we have to locate, characterize and extract the minerals where they are available in economic quantities and with the best qualities. Today’s mining methods are highly technical and regulated so as to minimize the effects of this process on the environment. AMI cooperates fully with all regulatory entities and maintains a constant effort to comply with all existing regulations as they pertain to AMI operations.
Protecting Our Future
We use the best science and geology available and best-practice engineering methods known with respect to mine planning and permitting, overburden removal, extraction of the minerals, reclamation planning, and the execution of a land use restoration plan. Under both Florida and Georgia mining law, the mining company is responsible for the land it disturbs until it has been reclaimed and approved (released) by the state inspectors. This process may take up to three years.