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  • Scientists set up a GNSS base station on ridge above Barry Glacier
  • Geologist carries sensor to weather station at Snettisham, SE Alaska
  • Examining the Tuluvak Formation in the central Brooks Range foothills
  • Collecting ash samples, SE flank Shishaldin Volcano
  • Geologist on traverse in the Tanacross Quadrangle

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Our Mission

From providing information related to oil and mineral discoveries to helping after fatal landslides, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys staff continue their dedicated efforts to stimulate our economy, and protect our residents.

Investing in geologic information is necessary for the discovery and commercialization of the state's undiscovered oil, gas, coal, and mineral resources, and in protecting Alaskans from geologic hazards. It is an investment in future mines, oil and gas production, State revenue, jobs, and a sound economy.

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