Active Mineral Exploration

There are several active stage mineral exploration projects on Doyon, Limited surface and subsurface lands. These lands were selected by early ANCSA leadership for their mineral potential to create and promote in-region economic opportunity including jobs, training, education, and contracting opportunities short- and long-term.  

Doyon, Limited’s goal is to promote projects that provide important economic opportunities for shareholders and communities. Agreements include local hiring benefits and scholarship contributions. Doyon pursues the utmost communication and environmental standards in its natural resource exploration.

Tribes and ANCSA corporations receive regular updates and annual updates from Doyon and the organizations that we sign agreements with. Regular updates include direct box holder mail outs, newsletter updates, phone calls, emails, virtual webinar meetings, and in-person community updates when in compliance with local COVID-19 measures.

WISEMAN

Wiseman is an early stage base metals and gold exploration agreement with Wiseman Metals. The agreement was signed in March 2022 and the first year of exploration activities will take place in summer 2022 including drilling, geophysical surveys and data analysis. Wiseman Metals anticipates concluding 2022 activities in September. Updates with communities will be provided in late 2022. 

This project includes over 290,000 acres of Doyon surface and subsurface lands.

flat

Flat is an early stage gold exploration project with Tectonic Metals, Inc. The agreement was signed in 2021 and the first year of exploration is anticipated for summer 2022 including refractory analysis and ground surface sampling and potential drilling. This activity will be concluded in September. 

This project includes 92,000 acres of Doyon surface and subsurface lands.

mt. harper and carrie creek

Mt. Harper and Carrie Creek is an early stage gold exploration project with Tectonic Metals, Inc. The agreement was signed in 2020. Prior work includes surface sampling and RAB and RC drilling. 2022 activities are focused on data modeling and desktop analysis. 

This project includes 65,000 acres of Doyon surface and subsurface lands. 

seventymile

The Seventymile project is an early stage gold exploration project with Tectonic Metals, Inc. The agreement was signed in 2018. Prior work includes geophysics, surface sampling, and RAB drilling.  In July 2022, Tectonic Metals, Inc. completed RC drilling on the western side of the property. 

This project includes 150,000 acres of Doyon surface and subsurface lands.

scholarship contributions

Since 2019, $210,000 in scholarship contributions have been made to the Alaska Natives in Science in Engineering Program, GeoForce Alaska, Alaska Resource Education, and Doyon Foundation.

These contributions have benefitted over 100 Doyon youth from elementary
to high school.  

For more information contact the Lands and Natural Resources Department at
907-459-2030, or 1-888-478-4755 ext. 2030., or  lands@doyon.com.