The Mayor may grant to a mining claim owner or operator a Mining Use License for mining on Borough

owned land. A mining use license is nonexclusive and is valid for a period no greater than five years

from the date of issue. A license may be reissued with the same conditions, upon application by the licensee,

if there are no substantial changes in the projected plan of operations and all conditions of the previous

license have been met.


To apply for a Mining Use License, CLICK HERE.


For anyone looking to stake a new claim are advised to start their process by visiting the State of Alaska's

Department of Natural Resources Mining, Land & Water Factsheets webpage HERE.



Division of Natural Resources Development


907 Terminal St., 2nd Floor

Fairbanks, ALASKA 99707

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