More than 95% of GMC collections are in-kind donations from energy and mining companies, government agencies, universities, native corporations, and engineering firms.
The GMC collections volume has steadily increased since 1984 and expanded more than 50% over the last three years. Our 90,000 square-foot repository houses more than 680,000 detailed samples. See the most recent additions to the collections.
The GMC depends on new donations to ensure a robust collection of Alaska samples. Many times, companies may face discarding or abandoning samples to minimize storage costs, but donating to the GMC is a great alternative.
The GMC Curator, in collaboration with affiliated geologists, will review all donations pending determination of geologic significance and human safety.
Please review the Donation and Storage Policy for information about acceptance and shipment of potential donations.