Land status, patents, claims and more
Alaska Department of Natural Resources – Land Administration System (LAS)
Click “Display Land Information” to search by township and range.
Alaska Land Records search by keyword or using map
The main reason I posted this link is for the “Search By Map” feature. There is a plus(+) symbol in the top right corner that allows you to turn on Township and Section layers that are probably/possibly more accurate than most PLSS layers available on the web.
Search mineral estates, mining claims, land status, mineral orders etc. using this site.
BLM links to research land status
Alaska Case Retrieval Enterprise System (ACRES)
BLM General Land Office Records
U.S. Department of the Interior – General Land Office Records search page
BLM Alaska – Spatial Data Management System SDMS
Interactive map of Alaska with various data layers, personally I’ve never used this site but maybe it’s a useful tool.
Land Matters – A non profit educational organization
A great site and resource for researching claims, land status and learning many technicalities miners need to learn before filing a claim or doing any serious prospecting. This site features excellent tutorials and information on subjects like:
- How to read master title plats (MTP’s)
- Understanding land description and land status and how to read the various records
- How to use the BLM LR2000 (which is helpful when using similar programs like the Alaska Mapper featured on this page)
- Guides related to Placer examination, Principles and Practice
- Libraries, maps, research materials/resources