Tier-One Jurisdiction

Why Alaska?

  • Top Ranking: Alaska continuously ranked as a top-tier mining jurisdiction by Fraser Institute Survey (6th worldwide in 2015)(1) based on geological attractiveness, mineral potential and government policies
  • Significant Producer: Second largest U.S. gold-producing state; home to multiple >5 million ounce mines (Fort Knox 7Moz, Pogo 5Moz) and world-class deposits (Pebble 70Moz , Donlin Creek 39Moz)
  • Majors Reside: Alaska is home to the world's largest mining companies because of its mineral potential and permitting atmosphere- active companies include Barrick Gold, Newmont Mining, Royal Gold, Kinross Gold, Teck Resources, Hecla Mining, Coeur Mining and many others
  • Low Political Risk: Consistent, stable regulatory and tax environment with experienced state agencies committed to advancement of mining industry

Source: Fraser Institute Annual Survey of Mining Companies 2015

A Prolific Mining Region

Goldrich Mining Alaska Tier-One Jurisdiction

Mining & Alaska

  • Since 1981 mining companies have invested over $3 billion into Alaskan mining projects
  • 8,700 total direct and indirect jobs attributed to Alaska mining industry
  • $620 million in total direct and indirect payroll
  • $119 million in state government revenue through rents, royalties, fees, and taxes
  • $144 million in payments to Alaska Native corporations
  • Highest paying jobs with an estimated average annual wage of $100,000

Source: Alaska Miners Association - The Economic Benefits of Alaska's Mining Industry, January 2015

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