Copper King

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Ag; Au; Cu
Other commodities Fe
Ore minerals chalcopyrite; hematite; pyrite
Gangue minerals quartz

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale TK
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale B-5
Latitude 62.3312
Longitude -149.1831
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Location and accuracy The Copper King prospect is at an elevation of about 3,600 feet on the south valley wall of Iron Creek. It is about 1.2 miles south-southeast of the junction of the East Fork and Iron Creek and 4 miles east of Rainbow Lake, in the NE1/4 sec. 24, T. 26 N., R. 1 E., Seward Meridian. The location is accurate to within 1/4 mile. This is locality 81 of Csejtey and Miller(1978).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

The prospect is in greenstone cut by a shear zone that strikes NE, dips 60 E, and varies from 6 to 20 feet wide (Capps, 1919 [B 692]). Replacement bands within the shear zone consist of massive chalcopyrite, specular hematite intergrown with quartz, and pyrite. Other replacement mineralization varies considerably and contains minor values of gold and silver. A number of trenches and open cuts have been excavated (Capps, 1919 [B 692]).
Geologic map unit (-149.185324537015, 62.3307022510114)
Mineral deposit model Basaltic Cu (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 23)
Mineral deposit model number 23
Alteration of deposit Silicification.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration A number of trenches and open cuts have been excavated (Capps, 1919 [B 692]).
Indication of production None

Additional comments

MAS/MILS number 20760007.


MRDS Number A012189


Reporters R.K. Rogers (U. S. Geological Survey contractor)
Last report date 10/1/2002