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! Depositional environments of the Prince Creek Formation along the east side of the Toolik River, Sagavanirktok Quadrangle, North Slope, Alaska - PIR 2015-4
  • New release! Tsunami inundation maps of Elfin Cove, Gustavus, and Hoonah, Alaska - RI 2015-1
  • New release! Source-rock potential of the Lower Cretaceous Pebble shale Unit, northeastern Alaska - PIR 2015-1
  • New release! Tok electromagnetic and magnetic airborne geophysical survey data compilation - GPR 2015-2. Learn more (DNR Media release)...
  • New release! The 2008 phreatomagmatic eruption of Okmok Volcano, Aleutian Islands, Alaska: Chronology, deposits, and landform changes - RI 2015-2
  • New release! Reconnaissance investigation of the Lisburne Group in the Cobblestone Creek area, Chandler Lake Quadrangle, Alaska - PIR 2015-2
  • New release! Single-beam bathymetry data collected in shallow-water areas near Gambell, Golovin, Hooper Bay, Savoonga, Shishmaref, and Wales, Alaska, 2012-2013 - RDF 2015-2
  • New release! Project report, interpretation maps, EM anomalies, stacked multi-channel profiles, and other products of the airborne geophysical survey for the Southern Dishna River, Fox Hills, and Beaver Creek survey areas, Iditarod, Ophir, and Holy Cross quadrangles, western Alaska - GPR 2014-3. Learn more (DNR Media release)...