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! Geospatial distribution of tephra fall in Alaska: a geodatabase compilation of published tephra fall occurrences from the Pleistocene to the present - MP 164
  • New release! Alaska's mineral industry 2017: Mines, development, and exploration (presentation): Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia Mineral Exploration Roundup, January 22, 2018 - Werdon, M.B., 2018
  • New release! Landslides in Alaska - IC 65
  • New release! Geochemistry of some quaternary lavas from the Aleutian Arc and Mt. Wrangell - RDF 2018-1
  • New release! Potential maximum permanent flooding, Port Valdez, Alaska - RI 2013-1A
  • New release! Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys Annual Report 2017 - AR 2017
  • New release! Major-element glass compositions of tephra from the circa 3.6 ka eruption of Aniakchak volcano, Alaska Peninsula, Alaska - RDF 2017-9
  • New release! Geologic map of Mount Chiginagak volcano, Alaska - RI 2017-10