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MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia

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MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia and its subsidiaries are a few of 92,125 beneficiaries of a 131-year-old federal mining law that gives away precious metals, minerals, and even the title to the land itself for less than $10 an acre. MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia and its subsidiaries own the minerals under an estimated 15,567 acres of claimed land, and have gained title to an estimated 400 acres of lands previously owned by the public giving MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia and its subsidiaries more total land holdings (claims and patents) than over 99.5% of all other mining interests.

World Headquarters

9 Bolshaya Yakimanka St
Moscow,
RUSSIA

Subsidiaries Include

Stillwater Mining Company (100%)

Information on subsidiaries and parent companies shown here represents our best estimate of corporate structure at the time of this website release, and are drawn from various publicly available sources. Please report any noted omissions and errors to EWG with a credible source or citation. Thank you.

Overview of Ownership

Statistics on this page include the ownership of subsidiaries. This company does not have any features in their own name.

 ClaimsPatentsMining Plans & Notices
Number849 6 0
Estimated Acreage15,567 400 0
States
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Source: EWG analysis of US BLM data.

Examples of Mines

These mines are owned by MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia, its subsidiaries, or its parent company.

Name of MineLocation of MineMine StatusMetal MinedMap Link
Stillwater MineStillwater County, MTOpenPlatinum groupmap
East Boulder MineStillwater County, MTOpenPlatinum groupmap

Source: EWG analysis.

 

Claims

Like all U.S. claimholders, MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia and its subsidiaries acquired ownership of precious metals and minerals on U.S. public land for about $2 per acre, and maintains possession of the claim with a small per-acre fee, typically $5 each year. MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia pays no royalties to the federal government for metals and minerals mined from this land.

For MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia and its subsidiaries:

Claims by State.

StateNumber of ClaimsEstimated AcreageDate(s)
Montana 84915,5671968 - 1991
U.S. Total 84915,5671968 - 1991

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Source: EWG analysis of US BLM data.


Patents

MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia and its subsidiaries are some of the 63,768 beneficiaries of a long-standing federal subsidy called "patenting" that allows mining interests to purchase public land for no more than $5 an acre. Since acquiring title to the land, MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia may have mined it, sold it, leased it, or passed it on to heirs or other corporate interests. Regardless of who owns the property now, the U.S. public has lost all rights- metals, minerals, and title - on land that was once public park or forest.

For MMC Norilsk Nickel of Russia and its subsidiaries:

Patents by State.

StateNumber of PatentsEstimated AcreageDate(s)
Montana 64001891 - 2001
U.S. Total 64001891 - 2001

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Source: EWG analysis of US BLM data.



Source: EWG analysis of Bureau of Land Management's Land and Mineral Records 2000 (LR2000) data system. For claims, acreages are estimated based on maximum allowable size of claims. For patents, acreages are taken directly from the LR2000 database where available, and are estimated based on maximum allowable size of claim that preceded the patent where acreages are not noted in LR2000. All notices are assumed to be five acres in size, and the size of plans are calculated directly as the size of the land represented by the legal land description in the LR2000 database. The acreages we estimate through these methods would tend to overestimate the actual amount. We welcome corrections here, and would welcome a federal data management system that included the acreages involved in these important federal land transactions.