Corbin Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Gold, Silver, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000061
MRDS ID A010071
Record type Site
Current site name Corbin Mine
Alternate or previous names Alaska Metals Co., Corwin
Related records 10136585

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -132.6518, 55.2289 (WGS84)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Gold Secondary
Silver Secondary
Zinc Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result $3/TON GOLD&SILVER (1908 PRICES)
Result CHIP SAMPLE: 500 PPM CU, 200 PPM ZN
Result CRAB SAMPLE: 5.6% CU, .1% ZN

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite > Diabase
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -132.6518, 55.2289

Ore body information

  • Thickness 1.22M

Comments on the geologic information

  • SEVERAL BARREN QUARTZ VEINS CUT ORE BODY

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on the production information

  • LIMITED AMOUNTS OF ORE SHIPPED, 1906-1913. NO DATA ON QUANTITY OR GRADE OF ORE.

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 130M

Comments on the workings information

  • ADIT, SHAFT, SEVERAL DRIFTS

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010071

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 284, A. 51-53.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 347, P. 105-106.

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SPECIAL REPORT 1, P. 172.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF 433.7

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-869, P. 46.7

  • Deposit

    *ADGGS GEOLOGIC REPORT 48, P.41-42.7

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit GEOLOGIC SETTING SUGGESTS VOLCANOGENIC SULFIDE DEPOSIT, BUT SOME SUGGEST IT IS A SHOW ZONE DEPOSIT (HERRIED ET. AL. 1978)

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1983 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey