Welcome to the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

Our mission: Determine the potential of Alaskan land for production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures (AS 41.08.020).

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  • DGGS publishes nine strategic and critical minerals geochemical reports. More info...
  • New release! Contemporary shoreline retreat rates at Meshik in Port Heiden, Alaska - PIR 2014-4
  • New release! Tsunami inundation maps of Cordova and Tatitlek, Alaska - RI 2014-1
  • New release! Engineering-geologic map of the Dalton Highway from Galbraith Lake to Slope Mountain, southern Arctic Foothills, Alaska - PIR 2002-3
  • New release! Farewell survey area: Airborne magnetic, electromagnetic and radiometric data in line (point), grid, vector, and map formats, McGrath and Lime Hills quadrangles, south-central Alaska - GPR 2014-2. Learn more (DNR Media release)...
  • New release! Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from Kook Lake, Sitka Quadrangle, Alaska - RDF 2014-15
  • New release! Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the VABM Bend area, Charley River and Eagle quadrangles, east-central Alaska - RDF 2014-14
  • New release! Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Porcupine River drainage, northeastern Alaska - RDF 2014-13
  • New release! Analyses of historic U.S. Bureau of Mines samples for geochemical trace-element and rare-earth-element data from the Zane Hills pluton, northwestern Alaska - RDF 2014-11