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.

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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.

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Alaska Mapper

Search mineral estates, mining claims, land status, mineral orders  etc. using this site.

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BLM links to research land status

Alaska Case Retrieval Enterprise System (ACRES)

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BLM General Land Office Records

U.S. Department of the Interior – General Land Office Records search page

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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.

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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

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