google037df74da6aab727.html

Metal Detecting In Alaska?
You Should Know The Law


Whether you are metal detecting in Alaska, treasure hunting, or panning for gold, you need to understand the laws of antiquity, which do relate to all of the above.

Although the words, “metal detecting”, or “treasure hunting” are not mentioned in the Alaska law, the law does pertain to the digging of artifacts.

Below is a copy of the Alaska laws that pertain to metal detecting in Alaska.


The Alaska laws follow the laws of ARPA.  ARPA (Archaeological Resources Preservation Act).


To understand ARPA, please visit my laws page.

It's important to understand that I am giving you information about the laws that deal with Alaska State lands.

Check with your local villages and towns for their treasure hunting laws.

Frank W. Pandozzi is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Clickbank, and MyTopo affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com, mytopo.com, and clickbank.com.
Please visit my Affiliate Disclosure below for more information.

Metal Detecting In Alaska
Means Watch What You Dig

The Alaska Law Reads As Follows

An Act for the Preservation of American Antiquity

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any person who shall appropriate, excavate, injure, or destroy any historic or prehistoric ruin or monument, or any object of antiquity, situated on lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States, without the permission of the Secretary of the Department of the Government having jurisdiction over the lands on which said antiquities are situated, shall, upon conviction, be fined in a sum of not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned for a period of not more than ninety days, or shall suffer both fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 2. That the President of the United States is hereby authorized, in his discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and may reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which in all cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected: Provided, That when such objects are situated upon a tract covered by a bona fide unperfected claim or held in private ownership, the tract, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the proper care and management of the object, may be relinquished to the Government, and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to accept the relinquishment of such tracts in behalf of the Government of the United States.

Metal Detecting in Alaska, or any treasure hunting can get you arrested.

Sec. 3. That permits for the examination of ruins, the excavation of archaeological sites, and the gathering of objects of antiquity upon the lands under their respective jurisdictions may be granted by the Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, and War to institutions which they may deem properly qualified to conduct such examination, excavation, or gathering, subject to such rules and regulation as they may prescribe: Provided, That the examinations, excavations, and gatherings are undertaken for the benefit of reputable museums, universities, colleges, or other recognized scientific or educational institutions, with a view to increasing the knowledge of such objects, and that the gatherings shall be made for permanent preservation in public museums.

Sec. 4. That the Secretaries of the Departments aforesaid shall make and publish from time to time uniform rules and regulations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.

Approved, June 8, 1906

Metal Detecting in Alaska Can Be A Great Experience.


Are you looking for a metal detector or accessories?

Metal detecting in Alaska ghost towns can be a great adventure.

My eBooks can be purchased as a special Bonus Package.

Buried Treasure Books

Thanks for visiting!



AFFILIATE DISCLOSURE

I am an affiliate marketer. This means that certain products that you may see advertised on this site I get paid a small commission if that product is clicked on AND purchased by you. Those products, whether pictures of a service or a product contain links to the seller.

What companies do I work with and promote?

I work with Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Clickbank, and MyTopo, affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to these websites.

I also promote Solo Build It Site Built It, because it's the product I used to build this website.

Please do not use this website if you disagree with any of the terms outlined here.

Thanks for visiting!

Thank You,
Frank W. Pandozzi, Website Owner


"The Digger" Newsletter

Back Issues

Your email address is safe, and  unsubscribing is easy.

Treasure Hunting EBooks

TV SERIES