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The legislature shall provide for the issuance, types and terms of leases for coal, oil, gas, oil shale, sodium, phosphate, potash, sulfur, pumice, and other minerals as may be prescribed by law. Leases and permits giving the exclusive right of exploration for these minerals for specific periods and areas, subject to reasonable concurrent exploration as to different classes of minerals, may be authorized by law. Like leases and permits giving the exclusive right of prospecting by geophysical, geochemical, and similar methods for all minerals may also be authorized by law.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - The Constitution of the State of Alaska Art. VIII, § 12. Mineral Leases and Permits - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/the-constitution-of-the-state-of-alaska/ak-const-art-8-sect-12.html
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