Unnamed (on Elrington Island)

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000422
MRDS ID A010589
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (on Elrington Island)
Related records 10233545

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -148.13251, 59.94954 (WGS84)
Relative position The occurrence has been located in the NW1/4, of section 6, T. 2 S., R. 8 E., of the Seward Meridian by Kurtak and Jeske (1986) although they could not located the prospect on the ground. This location 272 of Tysdal (1978) and Cobb and Tysdal (1980, OFR 80-621).
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Nearby scientific data

(1) -148.13251, 59.94954

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Country rock in the area is intermixed graywacke, slate and greenstones of the Orca Group (Cobb and Tysdal,1980, OFR 80-621). The occurrence is thought to be a copper occurrence but both Nelson and others (1984) and Kurtak and Jeske (1986) were unable to locate any mineralization in this area.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Prince William Sound

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = None.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A010589
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF BS016

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Condon, W.H., and Cass, J.T., 1958, Map of a part of the Prince William Sound area, Alaska, showing linear geologic features on aerial photographs: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Investigations Series Map I-273. 1 sheet, scale 1:125,000.

  • Deposit

    Cobb, E.H. and Tysdal, R.G., 1980, Summaries of data on and list of references to metallic and selected nonmetallic mineral deposits in the Blying Sound and Seward quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 80-621, 276 p.

  • Deposit

    Kurtak, J.M., and Jeske, R.E., 1986, Mineral investigations in the Chugach National Forest, Alaska (Islands area): U.S. Bureau of Mines Open-File Report 54-86, 302 p., 1 sheet.

  • Deposit

    Tysdal, R.G., 1978, Mines, prospects, and occurrences map of the Seward and Blying Sound quadrangles, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-880-A, 2 sheets, scale 1:250,000.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Cobb and Tysdal, 1980 (OFR 80-621)

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Insuffecient information to classify.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 15-MAY-1999 Jeff A. Huber U.S. Geological Survey