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

2020 Nome Offshore Lease Sale

Sealed Bidding Begins January 1, 2020

Sealed Bidding Ends February 28, 2020

The 2020 Nome Lease Sale will be a sealed bid process, with a live, open to the public reading of the sealed bids on March 23, 2020. The sale is open to all those who meet the eligibility requirements laid out in the Statement of Qualifications provided in our resource guide.

Results:

Watch the video of the Lease Sale on Alaska Department of Natural Resources Facebook page.

ADL Tract Minimum Bid Primary Bidder Name Bid Amount Apparent Highest Bidder
603853 1 $4000.00 Aidee Hernandez $12000 x
Bill Moore $6250
603056 4 $4000.00 Alex Purcell $11010
Harold Potter $15150 x
Douglas Martinson $5776
Bill Moore $5650
603057 5 $5000.00 Harold Potter $15150
Thomas Handverger $21175 x
Bill Moore $7775
603865 13 $4000.00 Vernon Adkison $25000 x
Bill Moore $7875
603868 16 $12000.00 Shawn Jahraus $13101
Frank McFarland $63982
Vernon Adkison $75000 x
Bill Moore $16750
603058 21 $10000.00 Vernon Adkison $40000 x
Bill Moore $14125
603059 24 $8000.00 Douglas Martinson $15776
Vernon Adkison $30000 x
Bill Moore $11625
603060 26 $4000.00 Douglas Martinson $5776
Thomas Handverger $21175
Vernon Adkison $25000 x
Bill Moore $5610
603880 28 $4000.00 Douglas Martinson $5776
Vernon Adkison $25000 x
Bill Moore $6765
603888 36 $5000.00 Douglas Martinson $16776
Vernon Adkison $40000 x
Bill Moore $8250
603937 56 $10000.00 Shawn Jahraus $21101
Emily Riedel $23665.41
Craig Coggins $32605
Vernon Adkison $50000 x
Bill Moore $21575
Total $358325.00

History of Nome Offshore Mining

In 2011, the State of Alaska held a lease auction for 86 lease tracts; successfully leasing a total of about 23,000 acres for Offshore Nome Mining. This lease sale was in response to an increase in public interest in Offshore Mining at the time, and the State's Final Decision that it was in the best interest for the people to offer the proposed area to competitive bidding.

An image of Nome offshore mining

Since then, 11 established lease tracts have become available, which we will offer for another lease sale in 2020. The lease tracts for the 2020 Nome Offshore Lease Sale will total about 1,060 acres and range in size of 34 acres to 375 acres.

An image of Nome offshore mining An image of Nome offshore mining

Contact Information:

Nome 2020 Offshore Lease Sale Project Coordinator:
Aleria Knudson

Address:
Robert B. Atwood Building
550 W 7th Ave, Suite 900b
Anchorage, AK 99501-3577

Phone/Email:
(907)269-8648
aleria.knudson@alaska.gov

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