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).


  • New release! Photogrammetry-derived digital surface model and orthoimagery of land areas near Resurrection Bay, Alaska - RDF 2018-2
  • New release! Coastal flooding & erosion in Alaska - IC 68
  • New release! Electromagnetic and magnetic airborne-geophysical survey of the Liberty Bell area, western Bonnifield mining district, Alaska (data compilation) - GPR 2018-10
  • New release! Tsunami inundation maps for Skagway and Haines, Alaska - RI 2018-2
  • New release! Active faults and seismic hazards in Alaska - MP 160
  • New release! The Alaska Volcano Observatory: 30 years of protecting Alaskans from the effects of volcanic activity (1988-2018) - IC 67
  • New release! DGGS investigations of gold prospects in the Tok River area, eastern Alaska (presentation): Alaska Miners Association 26th Biennial Convention, Fairbanks, Alaska March 26-31, 2018 - Twelker, Evan and others, 2018
  • New release! Sequence-stratigraphic framework of the Middle Jurassic Chinitna Formation, Cook Inlet forearc basin, south-central Alaska (presentation): Alaska Geological Society, 20 March 2018, Anchorage, Alaska - Herriott, T.M. and others, 2018