Abstract: Pegunungan Bintang Regency is an autonomous region which was formed in 2001 with great potential of natural resources in mining, including coal, oil, and gas. Mineral is a non-renewable natural resource the management of which may pose positive impacts or negative impacts. Therefore, the management of mineral must be done wisely in order to give optimum benefits to the regional development and the people residing in the vicinity of the mine. In connection with the foregoing, the study aimed at analyzing the impact of mining activities on regional development, among others, economic growth, community development, and suitability of space utilization. The analysis results showed that mining activities contributed greatly to regional development, as reflected in the structure of regional economy.
Keywords: Economic growth, regional development, structure of regional economic