Who we are

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The Organization

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.

AMA Goals

  • Encourage and support responsible mineral production in Alaska
  • Provide services to the membership, and assist in mining activities
  • Monitor the political processes to help keep lands available for mineral exploration and development
  • Ensure 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

AMA Activities

AMA works to promote the mining industry in Alaska. We advocate for the development and use of Alaska’s mineral resources to provide an economic base for the state. We monitor the activities of the State and Federal Government, Congress and the Legislature that affect mineral development, including:

  • 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
  • Research
  • Education Programs

AMA holds its statewide convention in Anchorage each fall, and rotates between Fairbanks and Juneau each spring. Conventions are usually preceded by short courses offering intensive education in topics of interest to the mining community.

Standing AMA Committees

  • State Oversight
  • Federal Oversight
  • Publications
  • Convention
  • Fisheries
  • Social Responsibility
  • Safety
  • Industrial Minerals
  • Small Scale Mining
  • Transportation
  • Human Relations and Workforce Development