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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 27. Mining
- Chapter 22. Bonus For Discovery and Production
- Section 40. Nature of Bonus.
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AS 27.22.040. Nature of Bonus.
- (a) A bonus will be paid only once for production of ores or concentrates from a single lode or placer deposit. The
commissioner or a duly authorized representative shall determine whether production from a given location, claim, or
group of claims is the first production from the deposit for the purpose of this chapter or whether the deposit has
previously been discovered or worked for any of the minerals presently eligible for assistance under the Federal Office
of Mineral Exploration program or any other metals or minerals, including gravel, not so listed, or whether production
is such as to which a bonus has already been paid, or whether for any reason a bonus is not payable. In making the
determination the commissioner shall be guided by the federal or state mining laws, either of which is applicable or
both. The subdivision of a deposit into units to increase bonus payments will not be recognized in determining
eligibility for bonus payments.
- (b) The fact that a bonus has already been received will not prevent the payment of another bonus to the same person,
partnership, company, or corporation with respect to production from a different deposit.
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