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AK_Au_diver
04:29:12 Mon
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DNR Declares mining illegal in non-leased areas offshore Nome


Kerwin sent out a letter dated April 15, 2011. (I tried to find a link to this, so I could post it here, but did not.)

The letter states that mining offshore Nome will only be allowed on existing lease tracts, claims, and in the two Recreational Mining Areas.

"Since mining on the tide and submerged lands not under lease is illegal and will not be permitted, doing so will be grounds for revocation of the miner's MLUP."

"This change in policy is the result of an error on our part."


  
JOE_S_INDY
15:19:22 Mon
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So, lets see,

In order to PROSPECT for Gold offshore (not in the """Recreational""" mining areas) do you have to lease the ground prior to testing on it?????

Sounds like Kerwin is a bit 'filled with himself' here!

I wonder if prospecting offshore Nome is somehow different from the rest of the state on BLM caretakered "land".

Do I have to lease or claim land before I "Prospect" on it over the rest of Alaska?

"Bull Dust" if you ask me.

Joe



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Prospect09er
15:57:15 Mon
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Yeah, dredges over 6” will only be allowed to do exploration in the “proposed lease sale tracts”. Dredges 6” and under will be able to mine under “11 AAC 96.020 Generally Allowed Uses”.

“Equipment not requiring a permit under 11 AAC 96.020 Generally Allowed Uses may be used to mine within the proposed sale tracts. Generally allowed uses include suction dredges with nozzles up to 6 inches in diameter with engines up to 18 hp. They do not include equipment such as barge-mounted excavators.” (You still need discharge permits)

Those existing lease tracts might be very crowded this year???

  
AK_Au_diver
16:16:56 Mon
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There will be little to no change in how crowded the existing lease tracts will be, all the dredges that dredged on leases last year were doing so in areas that are still under lease, except for one.

The recreational mining areas will be the popular and crowded areas this year, and DNR has released a set of 10 new rules for those areas.


  

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