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Individual land buyers, lessees of state land, or permittees who are unable to make their payments should immediately contact the Division of Mining, Land and Water (DMLW) to discuss ways to address their financial hardship and payments due, consistent with the Governor's COVID-19 Disaster Order of Suspension No. 2 as amended, or the Director's Finding concerning extensions of certain land sale contract and lease payments. Contact the DMLW by email at or by phone at (907) 269-8594. Thank you.

Healy Valley Coal Exploration Permit


Russell Kirkham
Coal Regulatory Program Manager
Division of Mining, Land & Water
550 West 7th Avenue
Suite 920
Anchorage, AK 99501-3577
(907) 269-8650

Healy Valley Coal Exploration Permit Information

The Healy Valley Coal Exploration Permit was originally issued on October 9, 1997. The exploration area is approximately four miles southeast of Healy, Alaska within Sections 21-28, Township 12S, Range 7W, and Sections 21-28 and Sections 10-21, Township 11S, Range 6W, all within the Fairbanks Meridian.

Application to reissue the Healy Valley Exploration Permit

DMLW received an application to reissue the Healy Valley Exploration Permit for two year permit term. The application requested the authorization to drill an additional twelve exploration drill holes.