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Jim Hafliger, Director of Mines and Minerals

The Office of Mines and Minerals is comprised of four divisions: Land Reclamation Division, Division of Oil and Gas, Division of Mine Safety and Training (which through consolidation includes the office's previous Blasting and Explosives Division), and the Division of Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation. Within these divisions, the office regulates mining, and oil and gas operations throughout the State of Illinois. It regulates the possession, use, and storage of explosives and enforces various acts which govern the mining industry. The office is charged with ensuring the health and safety of the thousands of workers in these fields and administers the Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation program.

In addition, the office is involved in an educational outreach program where it educates children and adults on mining; its products and their uses. The office maintains a trailer which travels the state to give school children and organizations a museum like setting to learn about the industry and how its products affect our lives.

To learn more about the mines and minerals education outreach program click here or the "Education Outreach" icon to the right.

If you have any questions regarding the Office of Mines and Minerals please contact me by email, or by phone, (217) 782-6791.

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