Geoscience Data Repositories in ALASKA

 

Alaska Geologic Materials Center

State of Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
18205 Fish Hatchery Road
P.O. Box 772805
Eagle River, AK 99577-2805

Contact: Dr. John Reeder, Geologist and Curator
907/696-0079
907/696-0078 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 1, with dozens of volunteers
Type of Repository: Public - Federal, State/Local
Data Access Fee: None
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital
Data Delivery Media: paper, mail out

Quantity of Holdings:

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media: Comments: The Alaska Geologic Materials Center (GMC) consists of a rock collection that was derived from Federal, State, and private lands of Alaska, including the Alaska outer continental shelf. The collection includes rock materials from over 1,130 oil and gas exploratory and/or production wells, rock core from over 774 exploratory hard-rock mineral holes, and surface samples. The collection also includes extensive geochemical data, petrographic thin sections, and paleontological glass slides derived from this rock.

The GMC is operated by the State of Alaska, Department of Natural Resources, Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys. The GMC cooperating government agencies are the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, USGS, U.S. Minerals Management Service, and Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission. The basic concept of the GMC is to be an archive facility for all worthwhile rock samples collected in the State of Alaska and collected on the Alaska outer continental shelf. The biggest user of the GMC is industry. The GMC has a monthly report that is mailed to anyone free upon request.


Bureau of Land Management - Alaska

U.S. Bureau of Land Management
6881 Abbott Loop Road
Anchorage, AK 99507

Contact: Art Banet, Geologist
907/267-1444
907/267-1444 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 4
Type of Repository: Public - Federal
Data Delivery Media: paper
Quantity of Holdings:

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media: Comments:
Most material is publicly available. However, providing copies and reprints, etc. is not our main focus. We can accommodate as time and personnel permit.


Alaska Outer Continental Shelf Region

U.S. Minerals Management Service
936 East 36th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99517

Contact: John Larson, Frank Neary, Richard Pomeroy, Jerry Shearer
907/271-6000
907/265-6565 (FAX)

Data Center Staff Size: 4
Type of Repository: Public - Federal
Data Access Fee: Often free, some copy charges
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, CD-ROM, fiche
Data Delivery Media: paper, CD-ROM, on-line, mail out
Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core/sample services, core analysis, thin section, geochemistry, scanning/digitizing, paleo picks, petrography, staff research, interpretation, data packages, bibliographic searches

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments:
As required by OCS Lands Act and CFR 250-254. After release of once proprietary data, much goes to archives or State of Alaska Geologic Materials Center.


Earth Science Collections

University of Alaska Museum
907 Yukon Drive
P.O. Box 756960
Fairbanks, AK 99775-6960

Contact: Dr. Roland Gangloff, Curator and Associate Professor
907/474-7862
907/474-5469 (FAX)
ffrag@aurora.alaska.edu 

Data Center Staff Size: 1.5 full-time employees
Type of Repository: Public - Academic
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital
Data Retrieval: access database queries
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line (limited at present), mail out, e-mail file transfer
Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: thin section, geochemistry, scanning/digitizing, paleo picks, petrography, staff research, interpretation, bibliographic searches

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments:
The bulk of our holdings are in curated research and natural-history collections. Some of the services provided are in-house, while others are conveniently on-campus at analytical instrument centers, where work can be contracted.


Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission

State of Alaska
3001 Porcupine Drive
Anchorage, AK 99501

Contact: Robert P. Crandall, Senior Petroleum Geologist
907/279-1433
907/276-7542 (FAX)
bob_crandall@admin.state.ak.us 

Data Center Staff Size: 21
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Catalog and Index Type: paper, digital, film, fiche
Data Retrieval: off-line
Data Delivery Media: paper, on-line, tape, film, fiche

Quantity of Holdings:

Center Services Provided: core analysis, geochemistry, tape transcription, staff research

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:


Division of Oil and Gas

State of Alaska
3601 C Street, Suite 1380
Anchorage, AK 99503

Contact: Jim Hansen, Chief Geophysicist
907/269-8804
907/562-3852 (FAX)
jjh@dnr.state.ak.us 
http://dnr.state.ak.us/oil/ 

Data Center Staff Size: 6
Type of Repository: Public - State/Local
Data Retrieval: off-line

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments:
Division of Oil and Gas Publications.


Technical Data Unit

U.S. Geological Survey
Alaska Science Center
4200 University Drive
Anchorage, AK 99508-4667

Contact: Jill L. Schneider, Geologist
907/786-7457
907/786-7401 (FAX)
jschnidr@usgs.gov 

Data Center Staff Size: 1
Type of Repository: Public - Federal
Data Access Fee: None
Catalog and Index Type: digital
Data delivery media: paper and digital

Geographic Areas of Holdings, by type and media:

Comments:
The Technical Data Unit is a geologic archive of original materials created by USGS personnel during field investigations in Alaska; the collection dates from 1891 and is still developing. Materials include field notebooks, station location maps, geologic compilations, paleontology reports, station location maps, field compilations, paleontology reports, thin sections, and a reference collection of USGS publications on Alaska. Access is by appointment only. Materials can be sent to another USGS center for access by people not in Alaska. Materials can be copied by arrangement with a reproduction service.