Halibut Bay 16G

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; pyrrhotite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale KR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-2
Latitude 57.359
Longitude -154.595
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Location and accuracy This site is located 4.9 miles north of Anvil Mountain is sec. 33, T. 32 S., R. 33 W., of the Seward Meridian (Foley and Barker, 1985, figure 26 locality 16G; Foley and others, 1989, locality 32). Site is location is accurate to within several hundred feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

At this mineral occurrence, one of several within the Halibut Bay ultramafic complex, chalcopyrite and pyrrhotite are present within a 3-foot-wide zone of pyroxenite. A sample of this material contained 2,000 ppm copper and traces of gold, platinum, and palladium (Foley and Barker, 1985, table 14). Nickel content was not determined.
The Halibut Bay ultramafic complex, consisting mostly of dunite, gabbro, pyroxenite, and peridotite, occurs within sedimentary units of the Uyak formation of Cretaceous age.
Geologic map unit (-154.597328401814, 57.358274614333)
Mineral deposit model Synorogenic-synvolcanic nickel-copper (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 7a?)
Mineral deposit model number 7a?

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A grab sample contained 2000 ppm copper and traces of gold, platinum, and palladium.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

Site is located within Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge.