Economics > Mining



Alaska Miners Association > Infrastructure for Mines
http://www.alaskaminers.org/infrastructure_mines.pdf
2010 Report that addresses the basic infrastructure required to run and operate mines in Alaska. Specific mines are presented as examples and the roles of the state and federal government are addressed.

State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources > Interactive Mineral Estate Map
http://dnr.alaska.gov/MapAK/browser?set=map&id=1494
An interactive map that allows users to explore and retrieve mineral estate data throughout Alaska. Available map layers include Native allotments, prospecting, and mineral orders.

State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources > Interactive Mining Claims Map
http://dnr.alaska.gov/MapAK/browser?set=map&id=3143
An interactive map that allows users to explore and retrieve mining claims data throughout Alaska. In addition to multiple tools, map layers include offshore mining, infrastructure grids, and recording districts.

State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land, and Water > Fact Sheets
http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/factsht
A collection of fact sheets distributed by the State of Alaska Public Information Centers. Relevant fact sheets include Mineral Locations (Claims) and the Rights Acquired, Mining Claims on State Selected Lands, and Mining Permits through the Annual Placer Mining Application Process.

State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mining, Land, and Water > Mining Resources Section
http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/mining
The Mining Resources Section offers notices, permits, regulations, and informational pages on multiple mining related topics. Additional sources include information on abandoned mines, mine property records, and the Coal Regulatory Program.

UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research > “Social Indicators for Arctic Mining” http://www.iser.uaa.alaska.edu/Publications/mining-indicators.pdf
A working paper that reviews and assesses the state of the data to describe and monitor mining trends in the pan-Arctic. Multiple social factors, scientific datasets, and other dynamics are taken into consideration to assess social, economic, environmental and mineral concerns.

US Environmental Protection Agency > Extraction and Beneficiation of Ores and Minerals: Gold Placers
http://www.epa.gov/osw/nonhaz/industrial/special/mining/techdocs/placer.htm
The report functions as a profile of the gold mining sector. It describes gold placer extraction and beneficiation operations in Alaska.

USGS > The Alaska Resource Data File
http://ardf.wr.usgs.gov
ARDF contains descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences for individual 1:250,000-scale quadrangles in Alaska, with a focus on metallic mineral commodities. Associated metadata are available and the records can be viewed through maps, tables, and documents.

USGS > Coal Database for Cook Inlet and North Slope, Alaska
http://pubs.usgs.gov/ds/599/downloads/DS599.pdf
A database of coal resources provided by USGS, this report provides maps, a chronostratigraphic column, tables, and datasets for the Cook Inlet and North Slope.

USGS > Mineral Resources > Online Spatial Data > Alaska Resource Data File
http://tin.er.usgs.gov/ardf
A compilation of descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences in Alaska from government and non-government literature and sources.