Copper Queen Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Iron

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000072
MRDS ID A010086
Record type Site
Current site name Copper Queen Prospect
Alternate or previous names Kasaan Bay Mining Company

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -132.37541, 55.53306 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Iron Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Magnetite Ore
Calcite Gangue
Chlorite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Pyrite Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Granitoid > Syenite
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -132.37541, 55.53306

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1867

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Surface/Underground
    Length 152.4M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010086

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS PROFESSIONAL PAPER 1, P. 100

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 284, P. 48.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 347, P. 117-118.

  • Deposit

    ADGGS SPECIAL REPORT 1, P. 3-4.

  • Deposit

    USGS MF 433.

  • Deposit

    USGS OF 78-869, P. 45.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PROBABLY FIRST LODE STAKED IN ALASKA ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT; 2 UNPUB REPT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1983 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 12-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey