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Minerals & Materials

Please click here to see a new presentation on Mineral Exploration Opportunities on Alaska Mental Health Trust lands. To see what's happening on Trust Lands, click here.

Most Trust mineral lands are located in Interior and Southeast Alaska, with active exploration and mining taking place in Interior Alaska. The massive Fort Knox Mine, where about 1,000 ounces of gold is produced daily, is located on Trust land north of Fairbanks. Recent exploration in the Livengood area will lead to additional exploration on 9,000 acres of Trust land in that area. The Trust hopes interest will be renewed in an 180,000 block of Trust land in the Salcha area, northwest of the significant mine development activities near Delta Junction (the Pogo mine). Finally, the TLO is encouraging renewed interest in Trust land in the McGrath and Haines areas.

While many State of Alaska mining claims exist on Trust land, new mining claim staking is not allowed on Trust land. Instead, Trust minerals, like other Trust resources, are disposed of on a competitive basis, unless the best interest of the Trust indicates otherwise.

Trust material sales (sand, gravel, rock, and stone) currently take place near Southeast Alaska communities (e.g. Petersburg and Wrangell) and in Interior Alaska, with increasing interest in unique materials available at the Fort Knox mine site.

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