Unnamed (on Nagai Island)

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Zn
Other commodities As

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SB
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-6
Latitude 55.21
Longitude -159.88
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Location and accuracy This occurrence is located on Nagai Island near the point between Northwest Bight and Pirate Shake. The site is 0.3 mile west-northwest of triangulation station Wreck. It is referred to as SBRGX-39 in Wilson and others (1988, locality 13). The location is accurate to within 1,200 feet.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The country rocks at this site are sedimentary strata of the Lower Cretaceous Shumagin Formation (Wilson and others, 1995). The sedimentary rocks are intruded by a pyritized granodiorite sill. Anomalous values in arsenic, copper, and zinc have been reported both in sedimentary rock and in the intrusive (Wilson and others, 1988).
Geologic map unit (-159.882088807888, 55.2091846304502)
Alteration of deposit Pyritization.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Rock samples 84ACe102a-c collected by the U.S. Geological Survey in the mid-1980s, were reported to be anomalous in arsenic, copper, and zinc (Wilson and others, 1988).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This occurrence is located on lands selected by the Aleut Corporation.

References