Jumbo (near Texas Creek)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Lead, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000205
MRDS ID A010242
Record type Site
Current site name Jumbo (near Texas Creek)

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -130.2087, 56.05283 (WGS84)
Relative position The Jumbo occurrence near Texas Creek is on or near the boundary of Sections 14 and 23 at an elevation of about 3750 feet on a north-facing mountainside overlooking the West Fork of Texas Creek and about 1.8 mile due east of Texas Lake (Elliott and Koch, 1981, p. 13, loc. 44). The location is probably accurate to within about a quarter of a mile.
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Lead Primary
Zinc Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Galena Ore
Pyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Graywacke wallrock adjacent to quartz veins is impregnated with sulfide minerals.

Mineral occurrence model information

Model code 85
USGS model code 22c
Deposit model name Polymetallic veins
Mark3 model number 46

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Associated
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite
    Rock unit name Texas Creek
    Rock description Texas Creek
  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -130.2087, 56.05283

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = The country rocks in the area of this occurrence are pelitic metasedimentary and subordinate andesitic metavolcanic strata of the Jurassic or older Mesozoic Hazelton Group, which is underlain and locally intruded by the Triassic Texas Creek Granodiorite (Smith, 1977; Koch, 1996).? the deposit (Buddington, 1929, p. 111) is in a graywacke roof pendant in granodiorite and consists of quartz-cemented graywacke breccia in a shear zone 1-3.5 feet wide. The quartz ranges from one-inch stringers to two-foot veins and carries local shoots of galena, pyrite, and chalcopyrite. Some of the graywacke country rock is impregnated with pyrite and a little chalcopyrite. A 10-inch wide intersecting fissure zone contains 6 inches of quartz carrying galena, pyrite, and a little chalcopyrite and sphalerite.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Hyder

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010242
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BC044

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Buddington, A.F., 1929, Geology of Hyder and vicinity, southeastern Alaska, with a reconnaissance of Chickamin River: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 807, 124 p.

  • Deposit

    Smith, J.G., 1977, Geology of the Ketchikan D-1 and Bradfield Canal A-1 quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1425, 49 p.

  • Deposit

    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.

  • Deposit

    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.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Buddington, 1929

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Polymetallic veins
Deposit Other Comments = Prospect originally staked in 1925

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 17-MAY-1998 H. C. Berg U.S. Geological Survey