Terminus Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Copper, Zinc

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000640
MRDS ID A011256
Record type Site
Current site name Terminus Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -151.11953, 63.19844 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 500(meters)
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • PLOTTED FROM USBM OFR 24-78, FIG. 4.1-B 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
Sphalerite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Sedimentary Rock > Carbonate > Limestone

Nearby scientific data

(1) -151.11953, 63.19844

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Near Contact With Tertiary Mafic Intrusive

Comments on the geologic information

  • FRACTURED AND IRON STAINED OUTEROP CONSISTS OF BANDED SILICIOUS AND ARGILLACEOUS METASEDIMENTARY ROCKS AND IMPURE SCHISTOSE LIMESTONE INTRUDED BY THIN LENTICULAR SILLS AND DIKES OF LIGHT FINE GRAINED GRANITIC ROCK

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Kantishna

Land status

Ownership category National Park

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011256

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL 836, P. 320

  • Deposit

    USGS OFR 77-169 A, P. 46 LOC. 40

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 24-78, FIG. 4.1-B

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit SEDIMENTARY BEDS REPLACED BY SPHALRERITE AND CHALCOPYRITE

Reporter information

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