Map of Alaska's coal resources

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What does this data set describe?

Title: Map of Alaska's coal resources
Abstract:
This data contains the location of coal resources within the State of Alaska and created in cooperation with the Alaska Coal Association. Total hypothetical coal resources in Alaska exceed 5.5 trillion short tons, equal to about half the estimated coal resources of the United States. Major coal deposits occur in the Northern Alaska, Nenana, and Cook Inlet-Susitna provinces.
Supplemental_Information:
The layers listed below are available as GIS shape files. Attribute information for the following layers (entities) is included in this metadata file under the "Entity_and_Attribute_Information" section. Each layer is listed and described in detail under its own heading starting "Entity_Type_Label." Layers include:
akcoal_poly     boundary of coal district or contact showing limit of geologic unit
coalbasin_poly     boundary of coal basins and prospective coal basins
coalfield_poly     boundary of coal fields
coalpoint_point     location of coal occurrence of unknown extent
coalunit_poly     boundary of coal ranks
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Merritt, R.D., and Hawley, C.C., 1986, Map of Alaska's coal resources: Special Report SR 37, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:2,500,000

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: -172.0
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: -130.0
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: 71.5
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: 52.0

  3. What does it look like?

  4. Does the data set describe conditions during a particular time period?

    Beginning_Date: 1984
    Ending_Date: 1986
    Currentness_Reference: publication date

  5. What is the general form of this data set?

    Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: map, vector digital data

  6. How does the data set represent geographic features?

    1. How are geographic features stored in the data set?

    2. What coordinate system is used to represent geographic features?

      The map projection used is Albers Conical Equal Area.

      Projection parameters:
      Standard_Parallel: 55
      Standard_Parallel: 65
      Longitude_of_Central_Meridian: -154
      Latitude_of_Projection_Origin: 50
      False_Easting: 0.00000
      False_Northing: 0.00000

      Planar coordinates are encoded using coordinate pair
      Abscissae (x-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.004096
      Ordinates (y-coordinates) are specified to the nearest 0.004096
      Planar coordinates are specified in meters

      The horizontal datum used is D_Clarke_1866.
      The ellipsoid used is Clarke 1866.
      The semi-major axis of the ellipsoid used is 6378206.4.
      The flattening of the ellipsoid used is 1/294.978698.

  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    akcoal_poly.shp
    Object type is vector, there are 52 rows associated with this entity, and the entity values refer to the boundary of coal districts or contacts showing the limit of geologic units (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    NAME
    Name of coal districts (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    The values represent the formal names of known coal districts in Alaska.

    coalbasin_poly.shp
    Object type is vector, there are 10 rows associated with this entity, and the entity values refer to the boundary of major coal basins (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    NAME
    Name of coal basins (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    The values represent the formal names of known coal basins in Alaska.

    BOUND_TYPE
    Line symbols for types of coal basin boundaries (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    ValueDefinition
    0Coal basin
    1Prospective coal basin

    coalfield_poly.shp
    Object type is vector, there are 38 rows associated with this entity, and the entity values refer to the boundary of coal fields (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    NAME
    Name of coal fields (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    The values represent the formal names of known coal fields in Alaska.

    coalpoint_point.shp
    Object type is vector, there are 150 rows associated with this entity, and the entity values refer to the location of coal occurrence of unknown extent (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    AGE
    Age of geologic unit (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    ValueDefinition
    KCretaceous
    MMississippian
    TTertiary
    TKVery close to the Tertiary/Cretaceous boundary
    TK(?)Unknown, Tertiary or Cretaceous

    RANK
    Coal rank - classification or grade of coal (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    ValueDefinition
    2Anthracite or semianthracite - Resource potential less certain
    4Bituminous coal - Resource potential less certain
    7Subbituminous coal - Resource potential less certain
    10Lignite - Resource potential less certain

    X-COORD
    Longitude coordinate of coal occurrence of unknown extent (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:-172.0
    Maximum:-130.0
    Units:decimal degrees

    Y-COORD
    Latitude coordinate of coal occurrence of unknown extent (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    Range of values
    Minimum:52.0
    Maximum:71.5
    Units:decimal degrees

    coalunit_poly.shp
    Object type is vector, there are 184 rows associated with this entity, and the entity values refer to the boundaries of coal ranks (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    RANK
    Coal rank - classification or grade of coal (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    ValueDefinition
    0No rank has been assigned
    1Anthracite or semianthracite beds of mineable thickness - Minimum 14 in.
    2Anthracite or semianthracite - Resource potential less certain
    3Bituminous coal beds of mineable thickness - Minimum 14 in.
    4Bituminous coal - Resource potential less certain
    5Subbituminous coal underlain by bituminous coal - Resource potential undefined
    6Subbituminous coal beds of mineable thickness - Minimum 30 in.
    7Subbituminous coal - Resource potential less certain
    8Lignite underlain by subbituminous coal - Resource potential undefined
    9Lignite beds of mineable thickness - Minimum 30 in.
    10Lignite - Resource potential less certain

    UNIT
    Age of geologic unit (Source: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys)

    ValueDefinition
    Tsl(Northern Alaska Province) Sagavanirktok Formation
    Kco(Northern Alaska Province) Colville Group
    Kc(Northern Alaska Province) Mainly Corwin Formation of Nanushuk Group
    Kms(Northern Alaska Province) Marine sedimentary rocks
    Mk(Northern Alaska Province) Kapaloak Formation of Lisburne Group
    Tls(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Continental rocks
    Tbs(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Beluga and Sterling Formations, undivided
    Tcbu(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Continental rocks, undivided
    Tu(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Kenai Group, undivided
    Tt(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Tyonek Formation
    Tts(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Tyonek Formation, Sandstone and Conglomerate Members
    Ttt(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Tyonek and Tsadaka Formations, undivided
    Twf(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) West Foreland Formation
    Tcu(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Chickaloon Formation, upper member
    Tc(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Chickaloon Formation, lower member
    Tar(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Arkose Ridge Formation
    TKu(Cook Inlet - Susitna Province) Sedimentary rocks, undivided
    QTu(Nenana Province) Nenana Gravel and surficial deposits, undivided
    Tcb(Nenana Province) Continental rocks, undivided
    Thc(Nenana Province) Healy Creak Formation
    Tuu(Nenana Province) Usibelli Group (includes Grubstake, Lignite Creek, Suntrana, Sanctuary, and Healy Creek Formations)
    Tbl(Alaska Peninsula Province) Bear Lake Formation, Unga Conglomerate Member
    Kcv(Alaska Peninsula Province) Chignik Formation, Coal Valley Member
    Tk(Gulf of Alaska Province) Kushtaka Formation
    Tkc(Gulf of Alaska Province) Kulthieth Formation
    Kcc(Yukon-Koyukuk Province) Continental rocks
    Kcb(Yukon-Koyukuk Province) Continental rocks, includes upper member Bergman Group and Kaltag and Nulato Formations
    Tccb(Upper Yukon Province) Continental rocks
    TKcb(Upper Yukon Province) Continental rocks
    Tcls(Seward Peninsula Province) Continental rocks
    Tf(Other Coal-bearing Areas) Frederika Formation
    Tga(Other Coal-bearing Areas) Gakona Formation
    Tcl(Southeastern Alaska) Continental rocks
    Kk(Southwestern Alaska) Continental to littoral marine rocks, includes Kuskokwim Group


Who produced the data set?

  1. Who are the originators of the data set? (may include formal authors, digital compilers, and editors)

  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    In addition to help and encouragement from former State Geologist Ross G. Schaff and the staff of the Division of Mining and Geological and Geophysical Surveys (DMGGS), the map was reviewed and improved by R.B. Sanders (consulting geologist, Anchorage); G.D. Stricker (U.S. Geological Survey, Denver); P.D. Rao (University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, Fairbanks); S.E. Rawlinson and G.R. Eakins (DMGGS); D.M. Triplehorn (University of Alaska Department of Geology-Geophysics, Fairbanks); John F.M. Sims (Usibelli Coal Mine; Alaska Coal Association); Kurt Humphrey (Cook Inlet Region, Inc.); and Pio Park (Chugach Alaska Native Corporation). J.E. Callahan contributed information on the Northern Alaska province; J.V. Tucker (Diamond Alaska Coal Company), C.E. McFarland, and B.J.G. Patsch (Placer U.S. Inc.) reviewed the discussion of the Cook Inlet - Susitna province; and D.E. Germer (Rocky Mountain Energy) extensively revised the section on the Matanuska field. Clyde Wahrhaftig (U.S. Geological Survey) contributed information for the section on the Nenana province; C.P. Boddy, M.D. Usibelli, and S.C. Wilbur (Usibelli Coal Mine) also contributed to that discussion. J.C. Barker (U.S. Bureau of Mines) assisted with the Upper Yukon province. V.L. Reger and C.L. Daniels (DMGGS) edited the report. Cartography by A.L. Schnell and G.M. Laird with phototypesetting by R.A. Mann (DMGGS).

  3. To whom should users address questions about the data?

    State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
    GIS Data Manager/Cartographer
    3354 College Road
    Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
    USA

    (907) 451-5029 (voice)
    (907) 451-5050 (FAX)
    dggspubs@alaska.gov

    Contact_Instructions:
    You may view our web site at <http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us> for the latest information on available data. Please e-mail your questions and data requests when possible since our web site and e-mail address will remain current even if our phone number and mailing address change.


Why was the data set created?

The data provides consultants, planners, and resource managers with information on the location of coal resources. Coal resources in numerous smaller coal fields around the state are less well defined, but some may constitute a viable local energy resource. Alaska's coal resources are sufficient for domestic use and export for at least the next century and probably for two or three centuries based on current consumption rates.


How was the data set created?

  1. From what previous works were the data drawn?

    Sanders (1983) (source 1 of 19)
    Sanders, R.B., 1983, Alaska's coal resources: an international view:.

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Sanders, R.B., 1983, Transactions of the Circum-Pacific Energy and Mineral Resources Conference: Proceedings 1982, American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Honolulu, HI, USA.

    Other_Citation_Details: p. 507-512
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were modified to create Figure 1, as shown on the map.

    Mull (1985) (source 2 of 19)
    Mull, C.G., 1985, Guidebook to bedrock geology along the Dalton Highway, Yukon River to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska: None None, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Other_Citation_Details: 494 pp.
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were modified to create Figure 2, as shown on the map.

    Barnes (1966) (source 3 of 19)
    Barnes, F.F., 1966, Geology and coal resources of the Beluga-Yentna region, Alaska: USGS Bulletin 1202-C, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 54 pp., 1:250,000, 1:63,360, 7 sheets
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 3, as shown on the map.

    Magoon and others (1976) (source 4 of 19)
    Magoon, L.B., Adkison, W.L., and Egbert, R.M., 1976, Map showing geology, wildcat wells, Tertiary plant fossil localities, K-Ar age dates, and petroleum operations, Cook Inlet area, Alaska: USGS Misc. Investigations I-1019, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 3 sheets, scale 1:250,000
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 3, as shown on the map.

    Ramsey (1981) (source 5 of 19)
    Ramsey, J.P., 1981, Geology, coal resources, and mining plan for the Chuitna River field, Alaska:.

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Rao, P.D. (ed.), and Wolff, E.N. (ed.), 1981, Focus on Alaska's coal '80: Report 50, University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Other_Citation_Details: p. 111-121
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 3, as shown on the map.

    Bechtel (1980) (source 6 of 19)
    Bechtel, Inc., 1980, Executive summary, preliminary feasibility study, coal export program, Bass-Hunt-Wilson coal leases, Chuitna River field, Alaska: None None, Bass-Hunt-Wilson Venture, San Francisco, CA, USA.

    Other_Citation_Details: 19 pp.
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 3, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970a) (source 7 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Fairbanks A-2 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 808, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970b) (source 8 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Fairbanks A-3 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 809, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970c) (source 9 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Fairbanks A-4 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 810, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970d) (source 10 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Fairbanks A-5 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 811, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970e) (source 11 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Healy D-2 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 804, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970f) (source 12 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Healy D-3 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 805, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970g) (source 13 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Healy D-4 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 806, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig (1970h) (source 14 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, 1970, Geologic map of the Healy D-5 Quadrangle, Alaska: USGS Geologic Quadrangle Maps GQ 807, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 1 sheet, scale 1:63,360
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 7, as shown on the map.

    Wahrhaftig and others (1969) (source 15 of 19)
    Wahrhaftig, Clyde, Wolfe, J.A., Leopold, E.B., and Lanphere, M.A., 1969, The coal-bearing group of the Nenana coal field, Alaska: USGS Bulletin 1274-D, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: p. D1-D30
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Figure 8, as shown on the map.

    Ramsey (1981) (source 16 of 19)
    Affolter, R.H., Simon, F.O., and Stricker, G.D., 1981, Analysis of coal samples from the Healy, Kenai, Seldovia, and Utukok River Quadrangles, Alaska:.

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Rao, P.D. (ed.), and Wolff, E.N. (ed.), 1981, Focus on Alaska's coal '80: Report 50, University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Other_Citation_Details: p. 236-266
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Table 3, as shown on the map.

    Rao and Wolfe (1981) (source 17 of 19)
    Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1981, Petrographic, mineralogical and chemical characterization of certain Alaskan coals and washability products:.

    This is part of the following larger work.

    Rao, P.D. (ed.), and Wolff, E.N. (ed.), 1981, Focus on Alaska's coal '80: Report 50, University of Alaska Mineral Industry Research Laboratory, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Other_Citation_Details: p. 194-235
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Table 5, as shown on the map.

    Conwell and Triplehorn (1978) (source 18 of 19)
    Conwell, C.N., and Triplehorn, D.M., 1978, Herendeen Bay - Chignik coals, southern Alaska Peninsula: Special Report SR 8, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 15 p., 2 sheets, scale 1:125,000
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Table 6, as shown on the map.

    Rao and Wolff (1980) (source 19 of 19)
    Rao, P.D., and Wolff, E.N., 1980, Characterization and evaluation of washability of Alaskan coals; selected selected seams from northern Alaska, Broad Pass, Little Tonzona, Tramway Bar, Beluga, Yentna, Kenai, and Nenana coal fields: Final Technical Report DOE/ET/13350/-T2, United States Department of Energy, Washington, D.C., USA.

    Other_Citation_Details: 47 pp.
    Type_of_Source_Media: paper
    Source_Contribution:
    These data were compiled to create Table 7, as shown on the map.

  2. How were the data generated, processed, and modified?

    Date: 1991 (process 1 of 3)
    Digitized from SR 37 paper map (R. Clement 6/91). The projection used was Albers Conical Equal Area. Some error was introduced by using Stan Molls' SERIESE.AML.

    Date: 2007 (process 2 of 3)
    The attributes of several ArcGIS shape files were corrected for errors. For example, several of the "NAME" attributes were off by one FID in the attribute tables, where the FID "0" had been left blank. Polygon features were generated from several of the arc features and unit name and coal rank information was consolidated into the new polygon features (K.R. Papp 11/07).

    Date: 2007 (process 3 of 3)
    Formal, FGDC-compliant metadata was written for this dataset (K.R. Papp 11/07).

  3. What similar or related data should the user be aware of?

    Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, 1990, Alaska's high-rank coals: Information Circular IC 33, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 36 pp.
    Schaff, R.G., and Merritt, R.D., 1983, Alaska's coal provinces and resources: Public Data File PDF 83-6, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 37 pp.
    Merritt, R.D., 1985, Alaska coal summary - 1983: Public Data File PDF 85-21, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 54 pp.
    Merritt, R.D., 1985, Alaska's coal data base: explanation guide to accompany map of Alaska's coal resources: Public Data File PDF 85-22, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 76 pp.
    McGee, D.L., and Emmel, K.S., 1986, Alaska coal resources: Public Data File PDF 86-19, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 25 pp.
    Merritt, R.D., 1986, Chronicle of Alaska coal-mining history: Public Data File PDF 86-66, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 25 pp.
    Merritt, R.D., 1986, Alaska coal fields and seams: Public Data File PDF 86-67, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 41 pp.
    Johnson, K.J., 1986, DGGS Alaska coal regions database: Public Data File PDF 86-87, State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys, Fairbanks, AK, USA.

    Online Links:

    Other_Citation_Details: 64 pp.


How reliable are the data; what problems remain in the data set?

  1. How well have the observations been checked?

    Geologic data were digitized from the scanned map in 1991.

  2. How accurate are the geographic locations?

    Unknown.

  3. How accurate are the heights or depths?

  4. Where are the gaps in the data? What is missing?

    This dataset includes geospatial information about boundaries of coal fields, coal occurrences of unknown extent, boundaries of coal basins, and coal rank boundaries.

  5. How consistent are the relationships among the observations, including topology?

    Polygon topology present and clean on appropriate data. Other data are line, point, or annotation data and do not require topologic relationships.


How can someone get a copy of the data set?

Are there legal restrictions on access or use of the data?

Access_Constraints:
This report, map, and/or data set are available directly from the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (see contact information below).
Use_Constraints:
Any hard copies or published data sets utilizing these data sets shall clearly indicate their source. If the user has modified the data in any way, the user is obligated to describe the types of modifications the user has made. User specifically agrees not to misrepresent these data sets, nor to imply that changes made by the user were approved by the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys.

  1. Who distributes the data set? (Distributor 1 of 1)

    State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
    Natural Resource Technician
    3354 College Road
    Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
    USA

    907-451-5020 (voice)
    907-451-5050 (FAX)
    dggspubs@alaska.gov

    Hours_of_Service: 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except State holidays
    Contact_Instructions:
    Please view our web site (<http://www.dggs.dnr.state.ak.us>) for the latest information on available data. Please contact us using the e-mail address provided above when possible.
  2. What's the catalog number I need to order this data set?

    Special Report 37

  3. What legal disclaimers am I supposed to read?

    The State of Alaska makes no express or implied warranties (including warranties of merchantability and fitness) with respect to the character, function, or capabilities of the electronic services or products or their appropriateness for any user's purposes. In no event will the State of Alaska be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, consequential, or other damages suffered by the user or any other person or entity whether from the use of the electronic services or products, any failure thereof, or otherwise, and in no event will the State of Alaska's liability to the requester or anyone else exceed the fee paid for the electronic service or product.

  4. How can I download or order the data?

  5. What hardware or software do I need in order to use the data set?

    It is suggested that MapInfo users import ESRI shape files (if provided) due to the possibility of data loss when importing Arc Export .e00 files. Please check the MapInfo web site (<http://www.mapinfo.com/>) for the latest documentation on importing Arc Export and/or ESRI shape files.


Who wrote the metadata?

Dates:
Last modified: 06-May-2008
Last Reviewed: 06-May-2008
To be reviewed: 23-Nov-2009
Metadata author:
State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys
Metadata Manager
3354 College Road
Fairbanks, AK 99709-3707
USA

907-451-5039 (voice)
907-451-5050 (FAX)
dggspubs@alaska.gov

Hours_of_Service: 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, except State holidays.
Contact_Instructions:
Please contact us through the e-mail address above whenever possible.
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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