Unnamed (on Salt Island)

Mine, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals native copper

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale AK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 52.17
Longitude -174.64
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Location and accuracy This mine is located on Salt Island which is approximately 4 miles northwest of Banner Bay on Atka Island. Although the specific site is not described, the location as plotted is accurate to within 2 miles.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Capps (1934) reports that natives are said to have mined native copper, probably from an amygdaloidal lava flow.
Geologic map unit (-174.642397825106, 52.1687205417998)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic copper (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23)
Mineral deposit model number 23
Age of mineralization Tertiary or younger.

Production and reserves

Indication of production Undetermined

Additional comments

Site is within the Aleutian Maritime Wildlife Refuge.

References