Organizations

USGS
Primary
UAF
ARLIS
BLM
AFN
ADNR

Minerals Data and Information Rescue in Alaska (MDIRA)

Collect, compile, clean-up, and publish minerals- and geologic-data for Alaska. Funded by Special Appropriation from 1998-2004. USGS directly responsible for geochemical, mineral deposit, and bibliographic databases. Other efforts include library resources, physical samples, and mining claim and land status information. Recent USGS accomplishments include 1) a new DVD containing data for 390,784 Alaska geochemistry samples from USGS and NURE databases; and a database of all 5911 records from the ARDF Alaska mineral deposit databases; 2) Five new quadrangles (814 records) have been posted to the ARDF mineral deposit site; and 3) The Alaska Paleontological Database now contains > 7,500 entries (sites) comprised of information on micro-, macro-, and megafossil locations throughout Alaska. This database will contain in excess of 10,000 entries upon completion.

Complete
1997-09-30
2004-09-29

Status: Complete
Start Date: 1997/09/30
Type: Project
End Date: 2004/09/29
Primary Contacts
Name: Bruce Gamble
Email: bgamble@usgs.gov
Other Contacts
Name: Bruce Gamble
Email: bgamble@usgs.gov
Primary Organizations
Type
US Geological Survey
Federal

Other Organizations
Alaska Federation of Natives, Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Alaska Resource Library and Information Services, US Bureau of Land Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks

Regions
Alaska, North Slope

Direct Record Link
http://catalog.northslopescience.org/catalog/entries/2252-minerals-data-and-information-rescue-in-alaska