Mineral Exploration

Alaska Earth Sciences is a recognized leader in providing geologic consulting expertise and support to the natural resource and mineral exploration industries. Since 1985, we have offered a wide range of services to state agencies, native corporations, and mining and exploration companies. 

Our team of geologists has served on projects across the state and beyond that range from grass roots exploration and assessment to advanced stage development. The AES group, including five Certified Professional Geologists, draws from over 150 years of combined geologic and professional knowledge bringing extensive industry experience to our projects and clients.   AES offers comprehensive exploration services and techniques including: 

  • Planning, management, and staffing of exploration programs targeting a wide range of commodities and geologic environments
  • Baseline geologic mapping, foundation studies, data analysis, and hazard assessments
  • Geochemical and geophysical surveys using a variety of techniques, including magnetometer surveys and portable XRF analyses
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis and support
  • Mineral property appraisals
  • Permitting and claim staking
  • Logistical support and equipment rental for remote field programs
  • Support for environmental assessment and data acquisition
  • Stakeholder relations and community engagement

Mineral Exploration

Our clients include:

State agencies:

University of Alaska Fairbanks
Alaska Division of Geological and Geophysical Surveys
Department of Natural Resources
City/Borough of Juneau
US Geological Survey
Alaska Department of Transportation

Regional Native Corporations:

NANA Regional Corporation
Bristol Bay Regional Corporation
Calista Regional Corporation
Chugach Alaska Corporation
Cook Inlet Region, Inc. (CIRI)
Koniag Incorporated

International mining corporations:

Anglo American
International Tower Hill
Kennecott Exploration
Freeport McMoRan
Newmont Mining

Junior exploration companies:

Alix Resources
Brett Resources
Constantine Metal Resources
Full Metal Minerals
Gold Canyon Resources
Metallica Resources

Quaterra Resources

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“We’ve been instrumental in the early stages of development of some of Alaska’s greatest mineral prospects and mines. There are more Red Dogs and Pebbles out there just waiting to be discovered.” Bill Ellis, Vice President