|Current site name||Copper King|
|Geographic coordinates:||-131.98183, 56.46975 (WGS84)|
|Relative position||The approximate location of the Copper King prospect is in Section 27 about 1.2 miles NNE of Berg Mountain, on the north side of a west tributary to Aaron Creek at an elevation of about 1700 feet (Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 7, loc. 3). This location is probably accurate to within about a quarter of a mile. ? Also see Additional Comments field, below.|
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|USGS model code||22c|
|Deposit model name||Polymetallic veins|
|Mark3 model number||46|
|Agency||Database name||Acronym||Record ID||Notes|
|USGS||Mineral Resources Data System||MRDS||A010213|
|USGS||Alaska Resource Data File||ARDF||BC002|
Chapin, Theodore, 1916, Mining developments in southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 642, p. 73-104.
Cobb, E.H., 1978, Summary of references to mineral occurrences (other than mineral fuels and construction materials) in the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 78-922, 98 p.
Elliott, R.L., and Koch, R.D., 1981, Mines, prospects, and selected metalliferous mineral occurrences in the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-728-B, 23 p., 1 sheet, scales 1:250,000 and 1:63,360.
Koch, R.D., 1996, Reconnaissance geologic map of the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 81-728-A, 35 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Koch, R.D., 1997, Metalliferous mineral resource potential in the Bradfield Canal quadrangle, southeastern Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-271, 57 p., 1 sheet, scale 1:250,000.
Chapin, Theodore, 1918, Mining developments in the Ketchikan and Wrangell mining districts: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 662-B, p. 63-75.
|Subject category||Comment text|
|Deposit||Model Name = Polymetallic vein?|
|Deposit||Other Comments = Early reports describing the Copper King prospect (Chapin, 1916, p. 78; 1918, p. 75) also refer to the Berg claims, a prospect that is described separately in this report (BC003). Parts of some of the early descriptions of the Copper King and Berg prospects may actually refer to a deposit in the Berg Basin area to the west in the adjoining Petersburg quadrangle.?Claim(s) staked in 1906 and restaked in 1951. An adit 300 feet long was reported in 1916 (Chapin, 1916), but the reference may actually be to a prospect in Berg Basin to the west in the Petersburg quadrangle.|
|Reporter||17-MAY-1998||H. C. Berg||U.S. Geological Survey|