Mining rights are already private in America.
It’s even better in Canada:
Canada is home to nearly 70% of the mining companies in the world. [S]peculation is encouraged and the flow of investment capital is authorized towards overseas projects that are sometimes dubious. [T]hese enterprises are promoted by a pro-active diplomacy in international institutions and that they benefit from fiscal bloodletting to tax havens in the Caribbean, or from important government subsidies. [C]anada constitutes a true “judicial paradise” for the mining industry, actively refusing to make those companies accountable.