Wagner Mine

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000374
MRDS ID A010441
Record type Site
Current site name Wagner Mine
Related records 10161432

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -146.41251, 60.51958 (WGS84)
Relative position 2 1/4 MILES NE TATITLK; AT HEAD OF BOULDER BAY
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).; PREVIOUS QUAD DESIGNATION = MOUNT SAINT ELIAS 1:250000; LATITUDE-LONGITUDE VALUES ARE FOR TOWN OF TATITLK

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -146.41251, 60.51958

Controls for ore emplacement

  • Shear Zone

Comments on the geologic information

  • LITERATURE IS CONTRADICTORY IN ASSIGNING HOST ROCKS TO ORCA OR VALDEZ GROUP.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No
Discovery year 1910
Discoverer L. W. Wagner
Discovery method Ore-Mineral In Place

Workings at the site

  • Type of workings Underground
    Overall depth 86.87M

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010441

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 79-973, P. 63

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 605, PLATE ONE

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SULFIDES DISSEMINATED IN QUARTZ VEIN, AND AS REPLACEMENT IN SHEAR ZONE WITHIN GRAY WACKE AND METAVOLCANIC ROCKS.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-APR-1984 Garrison, Michael T. (Elliott, R. L.) U.S. Geological Survey
Editor 13-APR-1994 Mosier, Dan U.S. Geological Survey