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.