Chuchuna Minerals

Chuchuna Mineral’s Groundhog property lies immediately northeast of the Pebble deposit in southwest Alaska near the town of Nondalton. Alaska Earth Sciences (AES) continues to carry out all the project management and technical staff for geologic and baseline study field programs as well as actively engaging the community through regular informational meetings and providing opportunities for local employment. In 2017, Alaska Earth Sciences completed the first drill holes on the property with significant personnel support from the nearby community

Photo: Local crew and geophysical contractor running IP line. Photo by Rob Retherford.

Mount Spurr

Ormat Technologies, Inc.

Ormat Technologies, Inc. conducted geothermal exploration work at Mount Spurr, on the west side of Cook Inlet approximately 80 miles west of Anchorage. Alaska Earth Sciences (AES) provided overall project management, geologists, laborers, camp personnel, mobilization of a large diamond drilling rig and its contractor, all logistics, shipping, and personnel transport. Geologic services provided by AES included well-site geology, core-logging, geological and geochemical sampling, drilling operations management, geothermal resource evaluation, and client field liaison services. AES also coordinated social/cultural/interethnic communication workshops for client employees and subcontractors to improve interaction with local residents, shareholder hires and shareholder-owned vendors and subcontractors. Finally, AES managed and executed the Plug and Abandon effort under the purview of the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission.

Photo: Mt. Spurr, July 2016. Photo by Michelle Johnson.