The Illinois Mining Institute (IMI) is dedicated to the advancement of the mining industry in Illinois through the promotion and support of the study and investigation of mining issues and problems; through support of education and proper training in practical and scientific mining; and through the transfer and dissemination of accurate information about mining for the benefit of its members, the mining industry and society.

National Miners Day
Congress has proclaimed December 6 as National Miners Day. Miners both past and present through their dedication and sacrifices have laid the ground work for present improvements in mine safety and have ultimately improved the way of life for all here in the United States. On this coming Sunday, please let us all take a moment to remember the lives lost, the time given and dedication provided by both past and present individuals in the mining industry.