Geologic Materials Center - Inventory
This online, inventory dataset includes oil and gas well locations, mineral prospect locations, sample types, box-level details, and geologic formation-top picks for over 80% of the archived samples available at the Alaska GMC. The online inventory allows users to quickly and easily view details of the sample repository before visiting the facility.
- Google Earth GMC Inventory (Version 1.45, 31-Oct 2011)
- Printable Oil & Gas Inventory
- Printable Minerals Inventory
- Printable Geologic Formation-Top Picks
- Geologic Formation-Top Picks Spreadsheet
- Questions about the data? Metadata
What has changed in the new version? View the metadata process steps.
The GMC inventory is available as a Keyhole Markup Language (KML) file, an international standard used by the Open Geospatial Consortium and can be viewed with Google Earth, NASA World Wind, or Microsoft Bing Maps 3D geobrowsers. An active Internet connection is required to load and view the GMC inventory.
What do we have?
The Alaska GMC in Eagle River holds nonproprietary rock core and cuttings that represent nearly 13 million feet of exploration and production drilling on Federal, State, and private lands in Alaska, including the Alaska outer continental shelf (map image, right). Additionally, the collection holds more than 252,000 linear feet of diamond-drilled hard-rock mineral core, representing more than 1,800 exploratory boreholes; 76,000 linear feet of oil and gas core and rock samples from more than 1,650 exploratory or production wells; samples for geotechnical boreholes; and numerous surface rock and sediment samples. The GMC also maintains extensive geochemical data and reports derived from third-party sampling and has an archive of more than 187,000 processed slides, including petrographic thin sections and paleontological glass slides derived from this rock. An archive inventory summary is available for download.
How Did We Do This?
An online programming summary gives an explanation and shows examples of how the GMC uses KML and other markup and programming languages to publish our geologic materials inventory. A link to the full, formal metadata is provided above should you have further questions about the dataset.
GMC Staff recommends that users download and install Google Earth to interact with the KML file provided on this site.
Questions? Check out the Google Earth Help Center page on how to get started.