Real Thing

Occurrence, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Cu; Fe
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; magnetite; pyrite
Gangue minerals augite; plagioclase

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale SR
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale A-7
Latitude 60.0249
Longitude -149.2624
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Location and accuracy The occurrence located in the NW1/4 section 10, T. 2 S., R. 1 E., of the Seward Meridian. It is situated 1.2 miles northeast of the head of Thumb Cove between Prospect and Spoon Glaciers. It is in the same general vicinity as Copper Chief (SR281). This is location 98 of Cobb and Tysdal (1980) and location S-190 of Jansons and others (1984). This location is accurate to within a quarter of a mile.

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The occurrence consists of a 10-foot-wide massive sulfide zone that is 450 to 650 feet long. It contains chalcopyrite with irregular patches of pyrite on one side of the zone and magnetite and chalcopyrite on the other side (Cobb and Tysdal, 1980). The zone is hosted in a sheeted basalt dike complex of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age (Tysdal, 1978 [MF-880-A]). No assay results are reported in the literature.
Geologic map unit (-149.264537672757, 60.0243399033426)
Mineral deposit model Cyprus massive sulfide (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 24a)
Mineral deposit model number 24a
Age of mineralization Cretaceous or younger; the mineralization is in rocks of the Valdez Group of Late Cretaceous age.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration No workings, improvements, or assay results are reported in the literature.
Indication of production None



Hoekzema, R.P., and Sherman, G.E., 1983, Mineral investigations in the Chugach National Forest, Alaska (Peninsula study area): U.S. Bureau of Mines in-house report; held at U.S. Bureau of Land Management Alaska State Office, Anchorage, 524 p.
Reporters Jeff A. Huber and Carol S. Huber (Anchorage)
Last report date 1/3/2001