The overriding goal of WIM is to educate both the members and the public about the mining industries. WIM’s stated objectives are:
To educate members of the technical and other aspects of the mineral resource and related industries through informative and educational programs.
To institute and promote such educational, scientific, legislative and other programs as will foster public awareness of the economic and technical interrelationship of mineral production with the national economy and the public good.
To preserve the heritage, and maintain the history of mining and mining people.