Unnamed (lower Boyden Creek

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodity Copper

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10000745
MRDS ID A011385
Record type Site
Current site name Unnamed (lower Boyden Creek
Alternate or previous names Unnamed

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -143.06951, 62.48302 (WGS84)
Relative position Best location: Lowe and others, 1982, USGS GQ-1566, loc. M1. Accurate within 100 ft radius
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska


Commodity Importance
Copper Primary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Chalcopyrite Ore
Quartz Gangue

Nearby scientific data

(1) -143.06951, 62.48302

Comments on the geologic information

  • Geologic Description = Quartz vein containing pyrite and chalcopyrite in fault-shear zone in Pennsylvanian-Permian volcaniclastic rocks.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic

Comments on exploration

  • Status = Inactive

Mining district

District name Chisana

Comments on the workings information

  • Workings / Exploration = Type of workings: surface

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A011385
USGS Alaska Resource Data File ARDF NB020

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., and Matson, N.A., 1972, Metallic mineral resources map of the Nabesna quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-422, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Richter, D.H., Singer, D.A., and Cox, D.P., 1975, Mineral resources map of the Nabesna quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Miscellaneous Field Studies Map MF-655-K, scale 1:250,000.

  • Deposit

    Lowe, P.C., and others, 1982, Geologic map of the Nabesna B-5 quadrangle, Alaska: U.S. Geological Survey Geologic Quadrangle Map GQ-1566, scale 1:63,360.

Comments on the references

  • Primary Reference = Richter and others, 1975, USGS MF-655K

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit Model Name = Lode: volcanogenic, shear zone

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 06-FEB-1997 Leonard, K.R. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 06-FEB-1997 Elliott, R.L. U.S. Geological Survey
Reporter 06-FEB-1997 Richter, D.H. U.S. Geological Survey