GPS Speeds Filing of Claims in Alaska
July 2000 by StaffAlaska Governor Tony Knowles signed a bill making several beneficial changes to Alaska mining claim location law.
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There is one rule of thumb when prospecting for gold in Alaska: You’ll find your best pay in southern-sloped exposed ground. This is not to say there’s no gold on northern exposed gulches where the sun has trouble reaching it and limited melting occurs. It’s harder, and more time consuming, to look for easy prospects in northern exposures.
The past year was an extremely busy one here at ICMJ’s Prospecting and Mining Journal.
For miners holding a mining claim, mill site or tunnel site on public lands, August 31, 1999 is the last day to meet the annual filing requirement and pay the $100 maintenance fee to the Bureau of Land Management.
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