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GMC Service Fees

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Fees for services at the Geologic Materials Center became effective November 9, 2017 and have been updated July 1, 2019. Set by DGGS Director's Order, the fees will help offset operational costs and solidify the long-term viability of the facility.

Waivers & Discounts | Fees

Qualifying research, educational, or government institutions may receive services and data at no cost. Facility tours are free of charge.

Geophysical Data Purchase

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2D & 3D Seismic Data | Fees

Seismic surveys from the North Slope and Cook Inlet are available for purchase. These data include seismic post-stack, pre-stack, and support files as well as related downhole geophysics and other geological information. Please use our online form to order.

Viewing Services

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Layout & Work Space | Fees

  • Single table in Main Core Viewing room (6' or 34' roller)
  • Entire Main Core Viewing room (5 34' roller tables)
  • Confidential Core Viewing Room (1 34' roller table)
  • Conference Room

Sample Service | Fees

  • Sample boxes delivered to viewing area

Equipment & Storage Space Rental

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Selected Rental Items | Fees

  • Stereoscope
  • Photo Petrographic Microscope
  • Photo Stereo Zoom Microscope
  • Rock Saw Rental (14" and 20")
  • Warehouse Shelving and Storage Space Rental

Other Services

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Selected Other Items | Fees

  • Support: Labor, Clerical, Research, Data
  • Core Slabbing, Splitting,Plugging
  • Sample Cutting & misc. processing
  • Photography: core, thin sections, hand sample
  • Extended Research Packages (by week, month or year)


Kurt Johnson
GMC Curator
Phone: 907-754-3597
Email: kurt.johnson@alaska.gov

Hours & Location

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Closed for State Holidays

3651 Penland Parkway
Suite 135
Anchorage, AK 99508
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