Snug Harbor

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000386
MRDS ID A010535
Record type Site
Current site name Snug Harbor
Related records 10258407

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.70113, 60.25649 (WGS84)
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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 Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Pyrrhotite Gangue
Quartz Gangue

Alteration

  • (Local) Much Limonite Staining In Shear Zone

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Clastic Sedimentary Rock > Siltstone
    Rock unit name Orca Group;Orca Group
    Rock description Orca Group;Orca Group

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.70113, 60.25649

Ore body information

  • Strike N35E
    Dip 73W
    Thickness 1.68M

Comments on the geologic information

  • INTERBEDDED SLATE AND GRAYWACKE.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Comments on the workings information

  • ONE SHORT CROSSCUT TUNNEL

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010535

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULLETIN 662, P. 218-219

  • Deposit

    USGS MISCELLANEOUS FIELD STUDIES 880-A, LOCATION 241

  • Deposit

    USGS OPEN FILE 880-A, P. 222

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SHEAR ZONE CONTAINS LENSES OF MASSIVE SULFIDE ALONG WITH SHEARED COUNTRY ROCK AND QUART.

Reporter information

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