This page provides a collection of multi-agency links pertaining to mineral exploration, geology, and land records in Alaska.
- Alaska Mapper
Interactive access to State of Alaska land records. Query, research and verify state land ownership and land use.
- BLM and DNR Plats & Surveys
Locate, research and verify land ownership and land use on state and federal lands within the State of Alaska. Access state and federal plats and survey documents.
- DNR Land Administration System (LAS)
DNR case file and land abstracts, useful for researching claim ownership.
- DNR Recorder's Office
Statewide database of public records.
- BLM Spatial Data Management System
The SDMS website provides access to on-line BLM-Alaska land record documents, reports and GIS data.
- BLM General Land Office
Live access to Federal land conveyance records for the Public Land States, includes federal land patents, survey plats and field notes, and land status records.
Maps and publications
- Guide to Alaska geologic and mineral information (DGGS)
Daley, E.E., 2004, Guide to Alaska geologic and mineral information 2004: Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Information Circular 44 ed. 2004, 92 p.
- DGGS publications catalog
Provides links to publicly available government agency reports, maps, and geospatial datasets relating to Alaskan geologic projects and topics of interest.
- Alaska Resource Data Files (USGS)
Descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences, grouped by U.S. Geological Survey 1:250,000 scale quadrangles.
- Alaska Science Portal (USGS)
Web map-based tool to facilitate public and partner access to information on Alaskan subjects under USGS study.
- USGS Publications Warehouse
Comprehensive listing of USGS publications, most publications are available for download
- BLM mineral assessment-related reports
This page lists mining district studies conducted through the Bureau of Land Management along with some earlier U.S. Bureau of Mines reports. Many of the U.S. Bureau of Mines reports can be found in the DGGS publications catalog.
Geology and data
- Alaska Geochemical Database Version 2.0 (USGS)
Granitto, Matthew, Bailey, E.A., Schmidt, J.M., Shew, N.B., Gamble, B.M., and Labay, K.A., 2013, Alaska Geochemical Database Version 2.0 (AGDB2) - Including "best value" data compilations for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 759, 20 p. pamphlet and database, 1 DVD.
- Alaska Geochemical Database (USGS)
Granitto, Matthew, Bailey, E.A., Schmidt, J.M., Shew, N.B., Gamble, B.M., and Labay, K.A., 2011, Alaska Geochemical Database (AGDB) - Geochemical data for rock, sediment, soil, mineral, and concentrate sample media: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 637, 31 p. pamphlet and database, 1 DVD
- WebGeochem: DGGS Geochemical sample analysis search engine
Freeman, L.K., Browne, C.B., Seitz, M.S., McCamish, John, and Guild, J.A., 2005, WebGeochem: DGGS Geochemical Sample Analysis Search Engine. While not comprehensive, this database provides listing of geochemical data presented in DGGS publications.
- Alaska Paleontological Database
This paleontology database contains detailed information on fossils and fossil localities in Alaska.
- Alaska Minerals Information System (AMIS) files
The Minerals Availability (MAS) System was originally created by the U.S. Bureau of Mines as a national computerized database to monitor supply potential of minerals considered essential to the U.S. industrial base, including identification of major mineral deposits, evaluation of their resources, and production. At present hard copies of the files are available for public inspection at the Alaska Resources Library and Information (ARLIS) library in Anchorage.
- Alaska Mineral Property Kardex Images and Index Maps: by 1:250,000
The Kardex files were a paper-based system developed by the Territory of Alaska in 1953 to track minerals information, especially mining activity. These files contain considerable historical information in regards to production, mining methods, and individuals involved. The U.S. Bureau of Mines created a series of overlays at 1:250,000 scale to show Kardex locations and property descriptions. The system was kept current into the mid-1990's.
- Alaska Geospatial Data Clearinghouse
Provides links to geospatial data provided by a variety of agencies
Libraries and archives
- Alaska Mineral Industry Data Index (AKMIDI)
Database of nearly 16,000 records of mineral information that are owned by 18 different groups around the state, including Native corporations, private companies, state libraries, and land managers
- Alaska-related Master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations
An annoated bibliography of Alaska-related Master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations.
Catalog of several Alaska library collections.
- Geologic Materials Center inventory (DGGS)
Inventory dataset which includes oil and gas well locations, mineral prospect locations, sample types, box-level details, and geologic formation-top picks for over 80% of the materials inventory available at the GMC.
Payments and compliance
- DNR online payments
Make a State mining claim payment
- DNR Mining, Land & Water, mining resources page
Index of information related to mining in Alaska (permitting, forms, informative brochures, etc.)
- Mining, Land & Water Applications and Forms
State mining claim-related forms
- BLM Alaska Minerals Program
Index of information related to mining in Alaska's federal lands (permitting, forms, informative brochures, etc.)
Funding for the development of this page and many of the linked services was provided by the Federal Minerals Data and Information Rescue in Alaska (MDIRA) program. The primary objective of the MDIRA program was to ensure that all available Alaska minerals-related data are preserved in a safe and readily accessible format for potential users. In addition to this page, DGGS maintains several other MDIRA funded online data repositories.