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Availability of Land for New Mineral Entry and Development in Alaska, a Summary Report.
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The Bureau of Mines has engaged in a program to determine the availability of land for new mineral entry and development in Alaska. Land availability, based on ownership and federal and state laws and regulations, was compared to mineral terranes and mineral deposits to determine the likelihood of areas for additional discoveries. The results of the six regional studies are summarized in this report. This study covers the state of Alaska, an area of 378.2 million acres including surface land and water. In July 1986, 116.6 million acres (31 pct of the study area) were available for new claim location and development, 42.2 million acres (11 pct) were available with restrictions, and 219.1 million acres (58 pct) were unavailable. About one-third of the state (132.9 million acres) was open for new claim location and development. Thus only 10 pct of the state is both available and shows promise for development.
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BoM Alaska Field Operations
Page last reviewed: September 2, 2020
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