Unnamed (east of Albatross Anchorage)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu
Other commodities Pb; Zn
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; galena; pyrite; sphalerite

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale PM
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-2
Latitude 55.591
Longitude -160.583
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy The map site of this occurrence is located on the Alaska Peninsula near the east shore of Albatross Anchorage at the head of Balboa Bay (Berg and Cobb,1967, locality 5; Cobb, 1972 [MF 433], locality 2; MacKevett and Holloway, 1977, locality 2; Wilson and others, 1988, locality 2). The site is at an elevation of about 250 feet, in the W1/2 of sec. 14, T. 51 S., R. 74 W., of the Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 2,500 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

At this occurrence chalcopyrite, galena, pyrite, and sphalerite occur in a shear zone (Atwood, 1909) cutting Miocene andesite (Wilson and others, 1995). Atwood mentions several prospects and one short adit, all abandoned at the time of his visit.
Geologic map unit (-160.585019879644, 55.5901773806372)
Mineral deposit model Polymetallic vein (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 22c)
Mineral deposit model number 22c
Age of mineralization Miocene or younger.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A short adit was driven on this occurrence but was abandoned by 1909.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This site is located on land selected or patented by, or interim-conveyed to, the Aleut Corporation.


MRDS Number A013197


Reporters S.H. Pilcher
Last report date 12/23/2000