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03-06-2013, 10:22 AM
Are there any parameters on the amount of testing/sampling on unclaimed state lands ???

Are there any Regs. on equipment allowed to use to test ie. hand tools, hy-banker, dredge, dozer, ect ... ???

Do you have to file with dnr prior to sampling state lands ???

Steve Herschbach
03-06-2013, 12:20 PM
Generally Allowed Uses on State Land http://dnr.alaska.gov/mlw/factsht/gen_allow_use.pdf

Recreational gold panning; hard-rock mineral prospecting or mining using light portable field equipment, such as a hand-operated pick, shovel, pan, earth auger, or a backpack power drill or auger; or suction dredging using a suction dredge with a nozzle intake of six inches or less, powered by an engine of 18 horsepower or less, and pumping no more than 30,000 gallons of water per day. An authorization is required from ADF&G-Habitat prior to dredging in fish bearing streams.

Actually, ANY dredging requires a permit, now from Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). Dozers, excavators = permitting. Simply ask DNR when in doubt.

03-13-2013, 07:54 PM
Was their talk about rules changing on being able to use a winch to move rocks under a rec. permit and you said DEC requires a permit to rec dredge also, that is new for 2013?

Steve Herschbach
03-13-2013, 08:50 PM
DEC took over the old EPA permits.