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Anchorage, AK 99508
Reference Desk(907) 27-ARLIS
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Wed: 10am - 1pm
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Reports, articles, maps and data relating to minerals and mining occur in many print and digital collections at ARLIS. No individual index or catalog provides a single point of access/information discovery. Similarly, information on minerals and mining is shelved in many locations in the book stacks and map cabinets at ARLIS, not in a single section of the library.
For published books and articles, including reports of the US Geological Survey and Alaska Department of Natural Resources, the ARLIS Catalog is a good place to start. Search by author, title, or keyword, including name of place or river or stream.
More specialized search tools and collections, are linked and described below.
Many resources listed on this page were developed through the Minerals Data and Information Rescue Program in Alaska (MDIRA) and through the work of the former John Rishel Mineral Information Center near Juneau.
Alaska Data Resource Files — Current index to descriptions of mines, prospects, and mineral occurrences, published by the US Geological Survey. Arranged by USGS Quadrangle.
Alaska Geographic Data Index — Index to the Anaconda Collection at ARLIS and other mineral related collections in Alaska.
Cobb’s Index — Quadrangle and place index to USGS, BLM and AK geological and mining publications for Alaska through 1972.
DGGS Publications Search, interagency bibliographical search tool, successor to the MDIRA database formerly accessible at akgeology.info. In addition to State of Alaska publications, the DGGS site offers full text access to many BLM, Bureau of Mines, US Forest Service, USGS, and other federal publications.
Kardex – Alaska Kardex quadrangle map overlays, arranged by quadrangle. Scanned by John Rishel Mineral Information Center.
Kardex – Alaska Kardex file images, arranged by quadrangle. Scanned by John Rishel Mineral Information Center.
Maps – High resolution maps of Alaska, arranged by location or subject. Scanned by John Rishel Mineral Information Center.
MAS Files – Mineral Availability System files for Alaska, arranged by quadrangle. Scanned by John Rishel Mineral Information Center. Paper copies available at ARLIS.
Online Spatial Data / Alaska – USGS interactive map showing multiple geospatial scientific data sets.
Bureau of Mines Publications – Alaska related files, arranged by quadrangle. Scanned by John Rishel Mineral Information Center. Also included in DGGS Publications Search.
Forest Service Publications – Alaska related files. Scanned by John Rishel Mineral Information Center. Also included in DGGS Publications Search.
USGS Publications Warehouse. Many Alaska-related titles also included in DGGS Publications Search.
Reference Desk(907) 27-ARLIS
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