Copper Creek

Prospect, Inactive

Commodities and mineralogy

Main commodities Au
Other commodities Cu
Ore minerals gold

Geographic location

Quadrangle map, 1:250,000-scale VA
Quadrangle map, 1:63,360-scale C-1
Latitude 61.7013
Longitude -144.0631
Nearby scientific data Find additional scientific data near this location
Location and accuracy This prospect is located on lower Copper Creek, about 2,000 feet upstream of its mouth on the Kotsina River. The map site is at an elevation of about 2,250 feet in the S1/2 section 12, T. 2 S., R. 7 E., of the Copper River Meridian. The prospect is approximately located, to about one-half mile. It is locality 110 of Winkler, Miller, and others (1981[OFR 80-892-B]).

Geologic setting

Geologic description

Placer and lode claims are reported along Copper Creek (U.S. Bureau of Mines 1980; Winkler, Miller, and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-B]). Several prospects (for example, VA040, VA042, VA043, VA044, and VA045) in the headwaters of Copper Creek are located in proximity to the contact between Triassic Nikolai Greenstone and overlying carbonate rocks (Winkler and others, 1981 [OFR 80-892-A]). The nature of the placers or lodes in lower Copper Creek is not known.
Geologic map unit (-144.065196752757, 61.7008349345708)
Mineral deposit model Placer Au? (Cox and Singer, 1986; model 39a)
Mineral deposit model number 39a?
Age of mineralization Holocene placers.

Production and reserves

Workings or exploration Surface prospecting has probably taken place along Copper Creek.
Indication of production None

Additional comments

This prospect is within the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.