Request for information on Alaskan mining and mineral activity
The Mineral Resources Section collects, analyzes, and makes available information on the geological and geophysical framework of Alaska as it pertains to the mineral resources of the state. Summary maps and reports illustrate the geology of the state's prospective mineral terranes and provide data on the location, type, and potential of the state's mineral resources. These data aid in the state's management of mineral development, and help to encourage mineral exploration in Alaska, which provides employment opportunities and revenue for Alaska's citizens.
- Airborne Geophys Web - Online application to facilitate public discovery of published airborne geophysical data in Alaska. The Airborne GeophysWeb application contains an interactive map interface and text-search capability to easily search for and locate airborne geophysical datasets published by DGGS, U.S. Geological Survey, and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) since 1993. The application displays a representative image for each survey area and type of survey so users can get an idea of what the processed.
- Alaska mineral industry report - Annual Alaska mineral industry report provides information about exploration, development, and production of Alaska's mineral resources.
- Alaska strategic and critical minerals assessment - The goals of this 3-year project are (1) to compile historic and industry-donated data in digital format; (2) to obtain new field and analytical data critical for assessing Alaska's REE potential; (3) to evaluate the historic and new data to identify areas of Alaska with the highest REE potential, as well as those needing additional geologic evaluation; (4) to communicate the results of our work to the public; and (5) to publish the data and results of our studies on the DGGS website. This project was previously titled Rare-Earth Elements and Strategic Minerals Assessment project. Field areas include William Henry Bay and Ray Mountains.
- Aniak-Iditarod suburbs geophysics - Airborne geophysical survey of Aniak-Iditarod suburbs, Iditarod, Innoko, and Aniak mining districts, western Alaska
- Farewell geophysics - Airborne geophysical survey of the Farewell area, Mcgrath and Lime Hills quadrangles, south-central Alaska
- Gas pipeline corridor - Geology, geohazards, and resources along the proposed gas pipeline corridor, Alaska Highway, from Delta Junction to the Canada border
- Livengood South - Bedrock, mineral, and surficial geologic interpretations and investigation of the Tolovana mining district, near Livengood, Alaska.
- Moran - Geologic mapping in the eastern Moran area, Tanana and Melozitna quadrangles, Alaska: Airborne Geophysical/Geological Mineral Inventory Program