As we manage the development of these resources, our shareholders benefit through long-term employment opportunities and dividends. Because we employ environmentally sound and responsible practices, traditional activities like hunting, fishing and trapping are spared from negative impact, and the land continues to sustain our Native way of life.
Doyon, Limited’s Natural Resources Department operates programs in five key areas:
- Sand, gravel and rock: Managing 40 material sources in 34 villages within the Doyon region
- Placer Gold Mining: Fostering exploration and responsible third-party development of placer gold deposits within Doyon lands
- Base & Precious Minerals:Partnering with top-notch mining companies to conduct exploration on Doyon land
- Oil & Gas: Monitoring and exploring oil and gas field prospects in the Alaskan Interior
- Community Planning: Working in league with village leadership and residents to discuss on projects, development and reclamation plans as well as training and employment opportunities.
Sand, Gravel & Rock
Doyon manages over 40 sources of sand, gravel and rock across villages within our region. From project conception to completion, Doyon is involved in the material development and sales. Doyon material sites are not only available for large scale projects, but also for community projects and individual shareholder projects.
For more information about Doyon’s management and development of sand, gravel and rock, please call (907) 459-2030.
Alluvial Placer Gold Program
With priority given to shareholder interests, Doyon, Limited’s Alluvial Placer Gold Program encourages exploration and responsible third party development of placer gold deposits within Doyon lands. The revenue generated by development of these precious resources strengthens Doyon’s financial position in our field—and flows back to our shareholders in the form of dividends.
For companies interested in exploration, development and production of placer gold within our lands, we require two formal agreements up front:
- Alluvial Placer Exploration License is required to advance a property from discovery through reserve delineation
- Alluvial Placer Mining Lease is required for development and production activities associated with both recreational and conventional placer gold mining
To receive guidelines for these agreements, please call (907) 459-2030.
Precious & Base Metal Minerals
Since the mid-1970s, we’ve partnered with mining companies large and small to explore the mineral riches of our land. We’ve also created a detailed, accessible database that serves as a vital resource for future work, along with guidelines for a variety of precious and base metal prospects. If your company is interested in learning about prospects that warrant further investigation, our brochure (link) offers valuable overviews and information.
We’re always seeking experienced, capable companies to conduct exploration within our lands. Doyon also maintains a library containing 45 years or work summary reports from all exploration projects on Doyon land and select core samples available for viewing. To learn more about Doyon mineral prospects and agreement terms, please contact Jeff Filut, Senior Lands Specialist, by emailing Filutj@doyon.com or calling (907) 459-2031.
Oil & Gas
Sedimentary basins like those found within Doyon lands are closely linked with potential oil and gas deposits. In fact, throughout the Alaska Onshore Rift Basins, Nenana and Yukon Flats, Doyon manages under-explored basins that hold potential for major fields.
To properly track and manage these important resources, we operate both an online data center and a data room in Anchorage. Here, a library of information, studies and evaluations tied to recent and heritage seismic and drilling, geophysics and surface geochemistry are stored—all owned or licensed by Doyon.
Along with maintaining our proprietary databases, we evaluate data to identify targets that warrant further investigation and monitor exploration activities throughout our land.
Working with communities ensures that our corporate values infuse every aspect of our natural resources development. We partner with village leadership and residents to facilitate ongoing dialogue about projects, development and reclamation plans as well as training and employment opportunities.