Big Passage Copper Mining Co.

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000306
MRDS ID A010354
Record type Site
Current site name Big Passage Copper Mining Co.

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.65836, 60.43317 (WGS84)
Elevation 253
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position Within 2000 Ft
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • DEPOSIT NUMBER IS THE MAP LOCATION NUMBER FROM MF-880A. LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary
Zinc Secondary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Sphalerite Ore
Chlorite Gangue
Epidote Gangue
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Metavolcanic Rock > Mafic Metamorphic Rock > Greenstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.65836, 60.43317

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE TUNNEL WITH A DRIFT AND A WINZE.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010354

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P.212.

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 963, P.68-69

  • Deposit

    USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES, LOCATION 200

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 80-621, P.36.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit MINERALIZATION IN SEVERAL NARROW SHORT SHEAR ZONES. SULFIDE MINERALS ARE SPARSE
Deposit SEE ALSO KNIGHTS ISLAND MINING & DEVELOPMENT COMPANY. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-MAY-84 Hirschmann, M. M. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey