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Mineral-resources personnel from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) carried out a geological field survey, including mapping and sampling in the Chistochina mining district in the Mount Hayes A-2 and A-3 quadrangles, Alaska, from June 30 to July 15, 2009. The fieldwork provides basic information critical to building an understanding of Alaska's geology and is part of an integrated program of airborne geophysical surveys followed by geological mapping. During 2009, 57 rock samples were collected for geochemical trace-element analysis, 107 rock samples were collected for whole rock (major- and minor-oxide and petrogenetically important trace elements) analyses, and 2 samples were collected...
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Mineral-resources personnel from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys carried out a geological field survey, including mapping and sampling near Livengood in the Livengood B-3 and B-4 quadrangles, Alaska from June 10 to June 30, 2010. The fieldwork provides basic information critical to building an understanding of Alaska’s geology and is part of an integrated program of airborne geophysical surveys followed by geological mapping. During 2010, 130 rock samples were collected for geochemical trace-element analysis, and 20 rock samples were collected for whole rock (major- and minor-oxide) analysis. Petrogenetically important trace elements for additional rock samples will be analyzed and published...
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Cook Inlet has been recognized as the second-largest petroleum province in Alaska, second only to the North Slope. The south-central Tyonek Quadrangle is an area of significant geologic interest because it is the only location in Cook Inlet where the entire producing stratigraphy of the basin is exposed on the surface. Additionally, this area encompasses the structural boundary between the forearc basin and its sediment source rocks. To better understand the petroleum system and the geologic relationships between the exhumed arc intrusive rocks and adjacent Cenozoic stratigraphy of the Cook Inlet forearc basin, during the summer of 2010 the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys conducted a federally-funded...
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From June 12-21, 2017, the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) geologists carried out geologic mapping and geochemical sampling in the northeastern Tanacross D-1, and parts of the C-1, and D-2 quadrangles. The project area lies within the Yukon-Tanana Uplands, and encompasses the boundary between Fortymile and Lake George assemblages. It includes porphyry copper-molybdenum-gold deposits and prospects including: Taurus, Fishhook (also known as SW Pika), and Pika Canyon, and is adjacent to the Fortymile Mining District to the north. Highlights of this geochemical report include sampling and characterization of the Pika Canyon, Fishhook, and Taurus prospects. This dataset contains four samples...
Tags: Analyses, Analyses and Sampling, Analytical Lab Results, Analytical Results, Base Metals, All tags...
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The Tok project area is adjacent to the Delta mineral belt volcanogenic massive-sulfide (VMS) district, the Peak gold-silver-copper skarn, and structurally controlled gold and antimony mineralization in the Stibnite Creek and White Gold areas. The project area also includes the Noah prospect, an intrusion-related copper prospect. Whereas the Delta mineral belt has been extensively mapped and explored, the detailed mapping does not continue into the 2015 Tok project area. In this area, only reconnaissance mapping has been conducted. The combination of a lack of detailed mapping, the industry interest in the adjacent areas, and the geophysical data findings prompted the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical...
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Mineral-resources personnel from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys conducted reconnaissance sampling of the William Henry Bay area in the Juneau C-4 and D-4 quadrangles, August 9-13, 2011. This sampling project was part of a statewide assessment of Alaska's potential for rare-earth element mineralization. During the William Henry Bay field project 46 rock, sediment, and heavy-mineral concentrate samples were collected for geochemical analysis (geochemical, major oxide, minor oxide, trace element, and rare earth elements).
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Mineral-resources personnel from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys carried out a geologic field survey, including mapping and sampling in the Moran area in the Tanana A-6 and B-6 quadrangles, and the Melozitna A-1, A2, B-1, and B-2 quadrangles, Alaska from June 17 to August 15, 2011. The fieldwork provides basic information critical to building an understanding of Alaska geology and is part of an integrated program of airborne geophysical surveys followed by geologic mapping. During 2011, 212 rock samples were collected for geochemical trace-element analysis, 58 rock samples were collected for whole-rock (major- and minor-oxide and petrogenetically important trace elements tables) analyses,...
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The State of Alaska's Strategic and Critical Minerals (SCM) Assessment project, a State-funded Capital Improvement Project (CIP), is designed to evaluate Alaska's statewide potential for strategic and critical mineral resources. The SCM Assessment project is being implemented by the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS), and involves obtaining new airborne-geophysical, geological, and geochemical data. For the geochemical part of the SCM Assessment project, thousands of geochemical-sample analyses and locations from historical U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), DGGS, Alaska Territorial Department of Mines, Alaska Division of Mines and...
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Mineral-resources personnel from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys carried out a geologic field survey, including mapping and sampling in the Moran area in the Tanana A-6 and B-6 quadrangles, and the Melozitna A-1, A-2, B-1, and B-2 quadrangles, Alaska, from June 17 to August 15, 2011. The fieldwork provides basic information critical to building an understanding of Alaska’s geology and is part of an integrated program of airborne geophysical surveys followed by geologic mapping. During 2011, 212 rock samples were collected for geochemical trace-element analysis (tables 1–3), 58 rock samples were collected for whole-rock (major- and minor-oxide and petrogenetically important trace elements)...
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Geologists from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) Mineral Resources Section conducted four weeks of helicopter-supported mapping and fieldwork from June 26 through July 24, 2013. The Styx River project in the Lime Hills C-1 Quadrangle was part of the State-funded Airborne Geophysical/Geological Mineral Inventory (AGGMI) program as part of the State's Strategic Minerals Assessment Project, an initiative designed to evaluate Alaska's potential for rare-earth elements, PGEs, and other similarly supply-challenged resources. The Styx River project area has active and ongoing mineral exploration for deposit types including porphyry copper/molybdenum/gold, reduced intrusion-related gold, and...
Tags: Alaska Range, Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Barium, All tags...
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The State of Alaska's Strategic and Critical Minerals (SCM) Assessment project, a State-funded Capital Improvement Project (CIP), is designed to evaluate Alaska's statewide potential for strategic and critical mineral resources. The SCM Assessment project is being implemented by the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS), and involves obtaining new airborne-geophysical, geological, and geochemical data. For the geochemical part of the SCM Assessment project, thousands of geochemical-sample analyses and locations from historical U.S. Bureau of Mines (USBM), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), DGGS, Alaska Territorial Department of Mines, Alaska Division of Mines and...
Tags: Alaska Statewide Quadrangle, Alaska, State of, Analyses, Analyses and Sampling, Analytical Lab Results, All tags...
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During the 2017 field season, geologists from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) conducted geologic mapping and sampling of part of the Richardson Mining District southeast of Fairbanks, including parts of the Big Delta B-4, B-5, and C-5 quadrangles. The project area is about 30 miles west of the Pogo gold mine and covers the currently active Montecristo and Uncle Sam gold-exploration properties. The goal of DGGS's work in this area is to conduct a mineral-resource assessment and to build an improved understanding of the area's geology and controls on gold mineralization to facilitate industry exploration targeting. This report is based on 17 days of fieldwork completed June 23-July 3,...
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Mineral-resources personnel from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) carried out a helicopter-supported geological and geochemical resource assessment project in the Beaver, Bettles, Livengood, and Tanana quadrangles from June 23 through August 5, 2012. The objectives of DGGS's resource assessment are to improve the trace-element geochemical coverage of selected watersheds; to obtain modern, quantitative geochemical analyses; to understand the petrogenesis of the granites; and to better document established mineral occurrences. Stream-sediment, pan-concentrate, and rock sampling were conducted as part of the State's Rare Earth Elements and Strategic Minerals Assessment project, which is...
Tags: Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Augen Gneiss, Barium, All tags...
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In 2012, the State of Alaska established its Strategic and Critical Minerals (SCM) Assessment project, a State-funded Capital Improvement Project (CIP), to evaluate Alaska's statewide potential for SCM resources. The project is being implemented by the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS), and involves obtaining new airborne-geophysical, geological, and geochemical data. For decades, the Ray Mountains area of west-central Alaska has been explored for its potential mineral resources. To further assess the rare-earth-element (REE) potential of the State-selected and top-filed lands in the Ray Mountains area, mineral-resource geologists at DGGS carried out a helicopter-supported geological and...
Tags: Base Metals, Batholith, Bedrock, Bettles Quadrangle, Cerium, All tags...
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Geologists from the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) and University of Alaska carried out a two-part geologic mapping and geochemical sampling project in the Tok River area of the Tanacross A-5 and A-6 quadrangles (June 12-26 and July 8-26). The Tok River area is adjacent to the Delta mineral belt volcanogenic massive-sulfide (VMS) district, the Peak gold-silver-copper skarn, and the structurally controlled gold and antimony mineralization in the Stibnite Creek and White Gold areas. The Tok River project area includes the Noah (also called Hona) prospect, an intrusion-related copper prospect. The combination of insufficient detailed geologic mapping, historical and current industry interest...
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The Iniskin-Tuxedni Bay area contains excellent exposures of nearly all of the lower Cook Inlet Mesozoic succession, including most of the stratigraphic sections that define the interval and the petroleum source rocks that comprise the basin. An underdeveloped understanding of the Mesozoic petroleum system has led the Alaska Department of Natural Resources' Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys and Division of Oil and Gas, and the U.S. Geological Survey to collaborate on a multi-year project that includes two major mapping campaigns. Geologic mapping between Chinitna Bay and the Johnson River during the 2015 field season encompassed volcanic arc rocks northwest of the Bruin Bay fault system, and Mesozoic...
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In conjunction with hosting field trips for the Association of American State Geologists 2016 annual meeting in Girdwood, Alaska, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) staff collected rock samples and obtained geochemical analysis from several readily accessible, but relatively unstudied outcrops. Samples were collected from Turnagain Arm (mile 104 Seward Highway), Whittier, Crow Pass, and Panorama Mountain (roughly mile 217 Parks Highway). Mineralized samples from veins and veinlets in granitic rocks from the Crow Pass and Whittier sites contain anomalous levels of gold ranging from 0.129 to 0.650 parts per million (ppm). Although none of the samples are from areas open to mineral entry, geochemical...
Tags: Analyses, Analyses and Sampling, Analytical Lab Results, Analytical Results, Base Metals, All tags...
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Late Triassic mafic to ultramafic intrusions in the Wrangellia terrane are host to magmatic sulfide nickel-copper-cobalt and platinum-group element (PGE) mineralization. DGGS's mineral-resources group carried out a geologic mapping project in the eastern Denali Highway region between Watana Creek and Paxson from July 29 through August 7, 2015. This project is part of a multi-year effort focusing on improving the publicly available geological and geochemical data and assessing the mineral potential of the less-explored extension of the western Wrangellia terrane; other data resulting from this project include geophysical surveys and several geochemical datasets. This program of geologic mapping and rock sampling...
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The State of Alaska's Strategic and Critical Minerals (SCM) Assessment project, a State-funded Capital Improvement Project, is designed to evaluate Alaska's statewide potential for SCM resources. The SCM Assessment is being implemented by the Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS), and involves obtaining new airborne-geophysical, geological, and geochemical data throughout Alaska. In 2014 and 2015 DGGS also collected and geochemically analyzed 114 rock samples from mafic and ultramafic rocks to evaluate the Tonsina area's potential for platinum-group elements, nickel, and chromium; analytical results are presented in this report.
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In conjunction with hosting field trips for the Association of American State Geologists 2016 annual meeting in Girdwood, Alaska, Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) staff collected rock samples and obtained geochemical analysis from several readily accessible, but relatively unstudied outcrops. Samples were collected from Turnagain Arm (mile 104 Seward Highway), Whittier, Crow Pass, and Panorama Mountain (roughly mile 217 Parks Highway). Mineralized samples from veins and veinlets in granitic rocks from the Crow Pass and Whittier sites contain anomalous levels of gold ranging from 0.129 to 0.650 parts per million (ppm). Although none of the samples are from areas open to mineral entry, geochemical...
Tags: Analyses, Analyses and Sampling, Analytical Lab Results, Analytical Results, Base Metals, All tags...


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Tuxedni region, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in 2010 in the Tyonek Quadrangle, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in the Tok River area, Tanacross A-5 and A-6 quadrangles, Alaska in 2016 Digital compilation of geochemical data for historical samples from occurrences of strategic and critical elements in Alaska: Part I - Rare-earth elements (REE) Digital compilation of geochemical data for historical samples from occurrences of strategic and critical elements in Alaska: Part II - Platinum group elements (PGE) Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in the Tanacross C-1, D-1, and D-2 quadrangles, Alaska in 2017 Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in the Richardson mining district, Big Delta Quadrangle, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected near Panorama Mountain, Mile 104 Seward Highway, Crow Pass, and Whittier, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected near Panorama Mountain, Mile 104 Seward Highway, Crow Pass, and Whittier, Alaska Geochemical major-oxide, minor-oxide, trace-element, and rare-earth-element data from rock samples collected in 2013 in the Ray Mountains area, Bettles A-1 and A-6 quadrangles, Alaska Geochemical, major-oxide, minor-oxide, trace-element, and rare-earth-element data from rock, stream sediment, and pan-concentrate samples collected in 2011 in the William Henry Bay area, Juneau C-4 and D-4 quadrangles, Southeast Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in 2015 in lower Cook Inlet, Iniskin - Tuxedni region, Alaska Geochemical analyses of rock samples from the Tonsina area, Valdez Quadrangle, Alaska Major-oxide, minor-oxide, and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in the Chistochina mining district, Mount Hayes Quadrangle, Alaska, in 2005-2009 Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in the Richardson mining district, Big Delta Quadrangle, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in the Tanacross C-1, D-1, and D-2 quadrangles, Alaska in 2017 Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in 2010 in the Tyonek Quadrangle, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in the Tok River area, Tanacross A-5 and A-6 quadrangles, Alaska in 2016 Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in 2015 in the Tok area, Tanacross A-5, A-6, and parts of adjacent quadrangles, Alaska Major-oxide, minor-oxide, and trace-element geochemical data from rocks in the Styx River area, Lime Hills C-1 Quadrangle, Lime Hills, McGrath, Talkeetna, and Tyonek quadrangles, Alaska Geochemical, major-oxide, minor-oxide, trace-element, carbon, and rare-earth-element data from rocks collected in 2011 in the Moran area, Tanana and Melozitna Quadrangles, Alaska Major-oxide, minor-oxide, trace-element, and geochemical data from rocks collected in 2010 in the Tolovana mining district, Livengood B-3 and B-4 quadrangles, Alaska Geochemical, major-oxide, minor-oxide, trace-element and carbon data from rocks collected in 2011 in the Moran area, Tanana and Melozitna Quadrangles, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected in 2015 in the Wrangellia mineral assessment area, Alaska Geochemical major-oxide, minor-oxide, trace-element, and rare-earth-element data from rocks and streams sediments collected in 2012 in the Ray Mountains area, Beaver, Bettles, Livengood, and Tanana quadrangles, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected near Panorama Mountain, Mile 104 Seward Highway, Crow Pass, and Whittier, Alaska Major-oxide and trace-element geochemical data from rocks collected near Panorama Mountain, Mile 104 Seward Highway, Crow Pass, and Whittier, Alaska Digital compilation of geochemical data for historical samples from occurrences of strategic and critical elements in Alaska: Part I - Rare-earth elements (REE) Digital compilation of geochemical data for historical samples from occurrences of strategic and critical elements in Alaska: Part II - Platinum group elements (PGE)