Branch Highlights 2018-2022

Infographic of solid minerals major accomplishments

Who We Serve

The Branch of Solid Minerals works with Tribes and individual Indian landowners to develop the mineral resources on their trust land. We can help to determine the quality and quantity of mineral resources on your land and assess the best uses and practices for your land’s mineral resources.

Our team then helps to market your resources to potential partners and aids with connecting and negotiating Tribes and individual Indian landowners with well-established, well-financed industry partners.

Services We Provide

For Industry Partners

The documentation below provides information and guidance to industry partners on working with Tribes and collaborating on projects in Indian Country.

Energy Resource Primers

The resource primers below provide information about various types of mineral resources that may be present on your land and how to develop them.

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About the Branch of Solid Minerals

The Branch of Solid Minerals is a team of geologists and engineers that serve as technical advisors to Tribes and individual Indian landowners throughout the mineral resource development process.

We assist with building Tribal business capacity so that Tribes can successfully compete for investment dollars and potential business partners in the marketplace.

Solid Minerals Team

Duane Matt, Acting Branch Chief / Geologist

  • Chris Benson, Geologist
  • Dave Hummer, Mining Engineer
  • Tammy Jacobs, Geologist