APMA Application Forms


Annual APMA Applications:

APMA applications (PDF)(Requires Acrobat)
APMA tabular data template for reporting proposed activities, amendments and reclamation (Requires Microsoft Excel)
Supplemental Inter-agency Information

Multi-Year APMA Renewal Requirements:
For those miners who have already been issued an multi-year permit, the following still needs to be submitted annually:

  1. APMA Renewal Packet (PDF)
  2. Other forms for amending current operations
  3. Supplemental Inter-agency Information

Hard Rock Exploration:
Hard rock exploration involves looking for gold encased in rock or minerals with the ultimate goal of studying the feasibility of developing a mine. A hard rock exploration project usually involves multiple drill cores and trenching.

Suction Dredging:
A suction dredge  consists of a sluice box supported by a flotation device (IE. Pontoon, raft, barge), attached to a suction hose which is controlled by a miner working beneath the water.

Placer Mining:
A Placer Mining operation consists of the use of mechanical equipment (IE. dozer, excavator, front end loader, etc.) to feed a wash plant (IE. shaker box, trommel, spray box) and sluice box system.  Placer operations usually involve the excavation of a pit and pond system but may include placer exploration activities such as trenching.

Applicants, whose proposed operations involved a total disturbance of less than five acres, are required to submit an Annual Reclamation Statement, whether or not activity took place this year.  (AS 27.19.050).

Miscellaneous Land Use Application for Cross Country Travel Only.
Processing Fees:
$150.00 for a single year permit, extra $50 for each additional year (up to 5 yr) for Multi-Year permit.

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