Alaska Department of Natural Resources
Division of Mining, Land and Water

Mining Section

Mining News

Attention Mining Customers:

You can now schedule appointments with the Recorder's Office outside of office hours for large volumes of documents to be recorded. Although an appointment is not required, if you have 100 or more documents to record, call and make an appointment today! Appointments can be made by calling the Recorder's Office in Anchorage at 907-269-8875 and in Fairbanks at 907-452-3521.

Attention Mining Customers:

Annual rental payments and recorded Affidavits of Annual Labor are due by Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, DNR is encouraging mining customers to take advantage of the many options for meeting this deadline remotely, and in accordance with current public health recommendations. This document details options for paying mining rents and recording mining documents from your home by the deadline.

While Nov. 30 remains a hard deadline for filing affidavits of labor, miners may take advantage of a DNR commissioner's order authorizing a nearly one-year extension of the deadline to pay rents and cash in lieu of labor, by filing a signed, written request with the Division of Mining, Land and Water no later than Nov. 30, 2020. The extension request must explain how the pandemic impacted your ability to pay rent or perform labor. It must also include, for each property for which an exemption is requested, the ADL number of the claim, leasehold location, and/or mining lease, as well as the name and current mailing address of the holder.

Continuing our service to the public while doing our part to protect our community members and employees is a top priority for the Department of Natural Resources. We thank you for your cooperation and consideration.

Questions? Call Mineral Property Management at (907) 269-8642

2020 Nome Offshore Lease Sale Results:

Watch the video of the Lease Sale on Alaska Department of Natural Resources Facebook page or view the results on our Nome Mining page.


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