|Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale||AK|
|Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale||C-2|
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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 descriptionCapps (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.|
|Indication of production||Undetermined|
Additional commentsSite is within the Aleutian Maritime Wildlife Refuge.
Capps, S.R., 1934, Notes on the geology of the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Islands, in Smith, P.S., and others, Mineral resources of Alaska, report on the progress of investigations in 1932: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 857-D, p. 141-153.
|Reporters||S.H. Pilcher (Anchorage)|
|Last report date||1/18/2000|