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The Durability Project

Moving Forward with AMA’s Mission 


Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Alaska in early 2020, we have had to cancel multiple events that serve as the majority of Association’s revenue and have had to alter our ability to gather to address mining issues.  Yet, the strength of AMA has yet to waver, as AMA members have stepped up to ensure we have what we need to meet our mission and continue to excel as an industry. 

Let us introduce you to the Durability Project.


Durability: du·ra·bil·i·ty


the ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage that is a relative term indicating the degree of permanency.


What could better describe an Alaska miner?  This fundraising effort is to fully fund our advocacy and outreach efforts while providing value to the membership. 


It’s important to us that every donor be recognized in some way for continuing to support the organization during the second year of cancelled events.  While we know the value you most seek from AMA is our work on your behalf, this year we want to do more to recognize the companies and individuals that have stepped up to support us in continuing the mission.


If nothing else, COVID has spurred us to become more creative, and this project is proof of that. 


In addition to the value of keeping AMA’s lights on and advocacy efforts strong, each level of the Durability Project offers various levels of recognition:




Hard Hat Hero ($10,000 and above)

Premier placement in all recognition materials on AMA website, social media, and publications

Special Facebook recognition and profile on your company/operation/project

5-minute spotlight at an AMA Statewide Zoom meeting to highlight your organization and support of AMA

Organization-specific writeup in Alaska Miner Journal 


Core Supporter ($5,000 and above)

Enhanced placement in all recognition materials on AMA website, social media, and publications 

Stand-out Facebook recognition of all Core Supporters 

Organization-specific writeup in Alaska Miner Journal 


Blast Buddy (Any amount under $5,000)

Placement in all recognition materials on AMA website, social media, and publications 


We have been overwhelmed and humbled by the response to the Durability Project.  Thank you so much to our Hard Hat Heroes, Core Supporters, and Blast Buddies who have helped narrow our budget gap and keep AMA going.  Click here to see the full list of sponsors.


If you have not already, we would be so grateful if your company would consider providing a contribution now. The attached form provides instructions on how to do so; please do not hesitate to reach out if we can assist.


There’s no shortage of work to be done.  Along with the pandemic, we saw a change in Federal Administration and new punitive policies that have had many of you saying “We need AMA now more than ever!”   Our board, committees, staff, and members have all worked so tirelessly to ensure we remain represented.  We ask that you please take a moment to browse the past year’s efforts by clicking here.


Moving forward into 2022, our events future is uncertain.  We take seriously the desire of our members to gather, learn, and advocate together. The reality is that any kind of long-range planning is extremely problematic, if not impossible, right now. Despite that, our work is more important than ever, and must soldier on without interruption. 


Thank you in advance for your help in keeping AMA strong and, well, durable as we head into another challenging year. AMA is better for your support. 

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