Alaska Miners Association
The Alaska Miners Association is a non-profit corporation headquartered in Anchorage with Branches located in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Kenai, Juneau, Denali, Ketchikan/Prince of Wales Island, and Nome.
- Provide services to the membership which will assist them in their mining activities.
- Monitor the political processes to help keep lands available for mineral exploration and development.
- Insure that the restrictions on land and water use are economically realistic and provide a balance between environmental protection and resource utilization.
- Increase public awareness of the mineral industry and its economic implications to the State and nation.
- Encourage and support responsible mineral production in Alaska.
The association works to promote the mining industry in Alaska. It advocates the development and use of
Alaska's mineral resources to provide an economic base for the State.
AMA monitors the activities of State and Federal Government, Congress and the Legislature that affect mineral
The AMA holds its statewide convention in Anchorage each fall and jointly sponsors an annual placer convention
in Fairbanks during the spring. Conventions are usually preceded by short courses offering intensive education
in topics of interest to the mining community.
- Regulations and policies developed by State and Federal Agencies.
- Land use plans
- Permitting processes
- Proposed legislation
- Taxes, fees, or other costs levied against the industry.
- Inventory, mapping, and data collection
- Education Programs
- State Government Oversite
- Federal Government Oversite
- Social Responsibility
- Health and Safety
- Industrial Minerals
- Small Scale Mining