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DGGS seeks proposals for airborne geophysical surveys


(Fairbanks, AK) — The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) is soliciting proposals for helicopter-borne geophysical surveys in up to three areas in south-central and interior Alaska, as part of the Governor’s initiative on assessment of strategic and critical minerals in Alaska. The Wrangellia Survey includes part of the Talkeetna Mountains, Healy, and Mt. Hayes quadrangles, and is part of the Valdez Creek mining district. The East Styx Survey is in the Talkeetna and Tyonek quadrangles and is largely in the Yentna mining district. The Eastern Survey is in the Tanacross and Nabesna quadrangles and is part of the Tok mining district. Aeromagnetic, electromagnetic, and some radiometric data will be acquired. The resulting data will be processed into a variety of maps and digital files.

The Request for Proposals (RFP) is posted on the State’s Online Public Notice website at http://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/. A link to the document is also on the DGGS website at www.dggs.alaska.gov under “Headlines.”

The RFP files can be viewed using Adobe Reader software, which can be downloaded at no cost from the DGGS site. The ZIP file attached to the public notice, RFP2013-1000-1890Blocks.ZIP, contains outlines in ESRI shapefile format for each survey block.

An RFP package may be obtained in person at the address below during regular work hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except State holidays. If technical problems prevent downloading, one copy of the RFP will be mailed on request. The State assumes no liability for incorrect addresses or delivery of RFP packages by public or private carriers.

Contacts: Shelly Showalter or Laurel Burns

Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys

3354 College Road

Fairbanks, Alaska 99709-3707

907-451-5002 or 451-5021

Proposals submitted in response to this request must be received at the issuing office no later than 4:30 p.m. (Alaska Daylight Saving Time) on Thursday, May 23, 2013.

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