Welcome to UAF-Mining Extension
UAF Mining Extension is an outreach education program that provides resources, training and tools for the amateur prospector and resources for community members. The program's materials and workshops increase their understanding of Alaska’s mineral resources and their role participating in decisions involved with mineral and other natural resource development.
Learn More About Mining, and Extension Mining Programs
- About the Mining Extension
- Advisory Committee and Meeting Minutes
- Alaska Prospector Workshops
- Mining and Community Values
- Public's Role in Mining Decisions
- Community Leader Mine Tour
- Mining in Alaska
- Metal Mining and the Environment
- The Mining Cycle
- How Metals are Mined
- Acid Rock Drainage
In addition, presentations outlining the mine development process including the role of permitting and community involvement were made at 28 villages in southwest Alaska. The illustrations and text for these presentations was made available on a DVD and on the web. Community education and outreach to rural Alaska is a continuing focus of UAF Mining Extension.