About Us

Alaska Earth Sciences provides consulting expertise to promote, manage, and support resource exploration and development.

Alaska Earth Sciences has been meeting the challenges of working in Alaska and in complex geologic settings throughout the world for over 26 years. We have extensive experience working with major mining and junior exploration companies, Alaska Native Corporations, construction and engineering firms, and state and federal agencies

Why Choose AES?

  • Locally owned and staffed by Alaskans
  • Extensive private library of geologic data compiled over the last fifty years
  • AES and its principals have participated in the discovery of major mineral deposits within Alaska and around the world including Donlin Gold (Alaska's largest gold deposit, porphyry gold-copper) in Western Alaska, Ambler District-Sun (a VMS copper and zinc prospect), Johnson River (a massive sulfide Pb-Zn-Ag prospect) on CIRI land, the Springpole Project near Red Lake Ontario (an Au-Ag alkaline porphyry deposit with vein and breccias complexes), and CIRI-Beluga (an underground coal gasification project).                       
  • Our staff includes five Certified Professional Geologists
  • As an exploration team we excel from "Concept to Completion."  We help you focus on the best properties, then supply professional geologists, logistics and operations (including camps), land/claim acquisition and management, GIS, community engagement, permitting and drilling.           
  • AES also has firm roots in geotechnical and geological engineering investigations, including geotechnical drilling, permitting, and environmental compliance.
  • AES specializes in Commuinity Engagement including project communications, setting expecations, local hire and involvement, and press releases/corporate communications.
  • AES has computer hardware and software resources including GIS capabilities and ore deposit modeling.           

Why Choose AES

“Alaska is at a critical juncture. Several major mines are now in production and the State is realizing more mining jobs and revenues than ever before. We can – and must – demonstrate that exploration and mining of coal and minerals is good for rural villages, the state’s economy, and compatible with a clean and healthy environment.” Rob Retherford, President