Thursday, February 5, 2009

Finding Mineral Maps

Question: Where can I find statewide maps of Alaska's oil and mineral resources?

Answer: The best place to go for this kind of map is Alaska's Division of Geology and Geophysical Resources. They have a page for statewide maps at The maps available here include:

  • Generalized Geologic Map of Alaska
  • Oil and Gas Basins Map of Alaska
  • Map of Alaska's Coal Resources
  • Map of selected mines, coalfields, and significant mineral resources of Alaska
  • Map of prospective mineral areas and significant mineral resources of Alaska
  • Geothermal resources of Alaska
  • Volcanoes of Alaska
  • Map of industrial minerals occurrences in Alaska
The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys publishes many maps and reports related to Alaska mineral resources. Most are available online and also in paper format at the Alaska State Library.

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