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Alaskan Hardrock Mining Exploration

Abandoned Prospect Abandoned Prospects (since 2010)

Operating Mines Operating Mines

Active Prospects Active Prospects

(This map was kept up to date from 2010-2015 but is no longer maintained)

Described here are all hardrock mining exploration projects in Alaska that had onsite exploration between 2010 and 2015.  Active prospects and claims without significant current exploration activity were omitted, but number in the hundreds.  Placer mining is also not included and coal information is found on a separate map.  For more information on hardrock mining in Alaska, see our Alaska Metals Mining page.

Information found on this page comes primarily from mining company websites, press releases, and the Alaska DNR annual "Alaska's Mineral Industry Report".  Geological information and some project locations come from which is an online free database of mining information. The locations of actual claims were usually established with Alaska Mapper, an online mapping/land use tool provided by the state.

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