GMC Materials Use Advisory

The Alaska Geologic Materials Center is constantly acquiring additional inventory details and performing quality control on the information for hundreds of thousands of samples – a process that will take many years to complete. As a result, the GMC strives to find a balance between the public release of samples with more accurate data versus suppressing sample information with partial and/or inaccurate data. The GMC is biased towards greater public access to our store of geologic wealth. Consequently, users of the facility must understand that inventory data may be inadequate or inappropriate for making certain decisions. Always contact the GMC staff to confirm that our released sample inventory will meet your research requirements. GMC staff is also willing, at this contact, to determine if other inventory options might also meet your current needs.

Please contact us if you would like to contribute any documented corrections or additions to the GMC inventory data. Contributing maps, drill records, or any other documentation is especially welcome. Feel free to read further information regarding data use, access constraints, and restriction of liability for the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources .

Thank you,

Kenneth R. Papp
Curator, Geologist