Usually while starting any kind of mine project, the one of the main requirement is that of the funding that would see the project through. But what needs to be ascertained initially is whether the project would be located.
Would it be in one of the states of US or would it be outside of the country? Without ascertaining this, getting a loan for the project would actually be difficult. Also, it is necessary to mention clearly about the land on which the mine would be situated. Is it a owned land and or is it on lease?
Full details of the project have to be sent to the investors way before the funding and the actual projects actually starts so that they can ascertain the amount of fund required.