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New digital geologic map of Alaska a first


A new digital map of Alaska has been released this week that will provide land users, managers and scientists geologic information for the evaluation of land use in relation to resource extraction, conservation, natural hazards and recreation.

Put together by the United States Geological Survey in collaboration with the Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys, the map gives visual context to Alaska’s abundant mineral and energy resources in what is intended by its creators to be a detailed and accessible format.

The map and its digital databases are the result of compilation...

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