Geologic Materials Center - Inventory
Our live on-line inventory dataset (right) includes oil and gas well locations, mineral prospect locations, sample types, box-level details, and additional metadata for over 90% of the archived samples available at the Alaska GMC. The interactive inventory allows users to quickly and easily view details of the sample repository before visiting the facility. If you do not find materials appropriate to your research needs, please contact the staff at the GMC. We have search capabilities not available through the web search interface.
What do we have?
The Alaska GMC in Anchorage holds non-proprietary rock core and cuttings that represent more than 20 million feet of unique energy exploration and production drilling samples and 106,000 linear feet of continuous core from more than 2,800 exploratory or production wells on Federal, State, and private lands in Alaska, including the Alaska outer continental shelf (map image, right). Additionally, the collection holds more than 300,000 linear feet of diamond-drilled hard-rock mineral core representing more than 2,000 exploratory boreholes; 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 195,000 processed slides, including petrographic thin sections and paleontological glass slides derived from this rock.
All inventory data is live or updated daily. Software fixes, added search functionality, help guides, and documention are ongoing.