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GMC Service Fees

"Day" means more than four hours of a calendar day; "half-day" means four hours or less of a calendar day.

Viewing and Table Rental

Single Table 6' Main Core View - Half Day $25.00
Single Table 6' Main Core View - Whole Day $40.00
Single Table 34' Main Core View - Half Day $45.00
Single Table 34' Main Core View - Whole Day $80.00
Entire Main Core Viewing Room - Whole Day $350.00
Confidential Core Viewing Room - Half Day $120.00
Confidential Core Viewing Room - Whole Day $190.00
Conference Room - Half Day $120.00
Conference Room - Whole Day $190.00

Notes: Table rental includes a basic zoom stereo microscope, a digital sample balance, basic sampling equipment, sinks, water spray bottles, 10 percent acid solution, a fluoroscope, and whiteboards. Use of the entire main core viewing room, includes five roller tables totaling 152 total linear feet. The conference room includes all audio- visual equipment and a conference telephone.

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Storage and Space Rental

Warehouse Shelving Storage - 3' x 8' - Monthly $60.00
Warehouse Shelving Storage - Ea. Additional Sq. Ft. $2.50
Interior Space Rental (50-sq-ft min.) Sq. Ft. Ea. Mo. $1.50
Exterior Space Rental (500-sq-ft min.) Sq. Ft. Ea. Mo. $1.00
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Extended Research

Research Package - 1 Work Day $500.00
Research Package - 1 Work Week $2,000.00
Research Package - 1 Month $5,000.00
Research Package - 1 Year $20,000.00
Confidential Package - 1 Work Day $600.00
Confidential Package - 1 Work Week $2,400.00
Confidential Package - 1 Month $6,000.00
Confidential Package - 1 Year $30,000.00

Notes: Research Package includes the use of one 34-ft. roller table in the main core viewing room, use of the conference room, use of counter space, processed slide retrieval and box-pulling, use of a microscope and other equipment, core photography, and sample processing except core slabbing or splitting, for the duration of the visit.

Confidential Package includes the use of one confidential core viewing room, use of the conference room, processed slide retrieval and box-pulling, use of an advanced microscope and other equipment, core photography, and sample processing except core slabbing or splitting, for the duration of the visit.

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Equipment Rental

Stereoscope - Half Day $20.00
Stereoscope - Whole Day $35.00
Photo Petrographic Microscope - Half Day $35.00
Photo Petrographic Microscope - Whole Day $55.00
Photo Stereo Zoom Microscope - Half Day $25.00
Photo Stereo Zoom Microscope - Whole Day $45.00
Rock Saw Rental (14-inch saw) - Each Day $55.00
Rock Saw Rental (20-inch saw) - Each Day $85.00
Core analytical tools (XRF, Gamma Ray Spec.) - Each Day $105.00

Notes: Saw rental includes use of the sample-processing room, but does not include saw blades.

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Sample Services

Drill Cuttings Delivered to Viewing Area - Each Box $5.00
Misc. Sample Delivered to Viewing Area - Each Box $5.00
Core Samples Delivered to Viewing Area - Each Box $4.00
Processed Slides Delivered to Viewing Area - Each Box $3.00
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Other Services

Support: Labor, Clerical, Research, Data - Each Hour $56.00
Core Slabbing or Splitting (<2.6" dia.) - Each Foot $5.00
Core Slabbing or Splitting (>2.6" dia.) - Each Foot $7.00
Sample Tray Marking - Each Box $10.00
Core Plugging - Each Plug $10.00
Sample Cutting & Misc. Processing - Each Hour $56.00
Core Box Photo - Each Photo $8.00
Magnified Photo of Core Section - Each Photo $4.00
Thin Section Photomicrograph - Each Photo $8.00
Hand Sample Photo - Each Photo $4.00
Specimen Photo - Each Photo $4.00
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Seismic & Well Data

2-D Seismic
2-D Seismic: Full Dataset - Base Price, Plus: $7,500.00
Cost for Each Line Mile $75.00
2-D Seismic: Post-stack Dataset 25% of full dataset fee
2-D Seismic: Pre-stack Dataset 75% of full dataset fee

3-D Seismic
3-D Seismic: Full Dataset - Base Price, Plus: $15,000.00
Cost for Square Mile, Plus: $250.00
Cost for Each Gigabyte $1.00
3-D Seismic: Post-stack Dataset 25% of full dataset fee
3-D Seismic: Pre-stack Dataset 75% of full dataset fee

Notes: Post- and pre-stack data fees count toward full dataset cost.

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Publications

Digital versions of DGGS publications, available on 8-gigabyte portable USB pen drives. Each pen drive is $6.00.

Waivers and Discounts

Fees shall be waived:
  • for a student or class from an elementary school, secondary school, or accredited postsecondary educational institution, if the student or class is using the facility for education, including educators promoting the theory and practice of teaching; or
  • for a professor, an academic staff member, or a student conducting academic research and associated with an accredited postsecondary educational institution; or
  • for State of Alaska and United States government agencies. Fees may be waived if the total cost of the fees is less than $5.
Fees may be reduced or waived for State of Alaska and United States government agencies.

Fees may be waived if the total cost of the fees is less than $5.

Academic research:
  • means the study of geologic materials or information at the undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate or professional levels through an accredited postsecondary educational institution, with the intent of publishing the results in a thesis, dissertation, or peer-reviewed journal article;
  • does not include research performed with the intent to withhold the research from the public as proprietary information or a trade secret.
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Contact

Kurt Johnson
GMC Curator
Phone: 907-696-0079
Email: kurt.johnson@alaska.gov

Hours & Location

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

3651 Penland Parkway
Anchorage, AK 99508
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